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California Governor Jerry Brown

(b. 1938)

Governor Jerry Brown of California

Jerry Brown

California Governor

Jerry Brown

 

Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr (April 7, 1938)-Governor of the State of California beginning in January, 2011.

Political Career/Connections

Party Affiliation: Democrat

1969–1971: Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees

1971–1975: California Secretary of State

1975-1983: Governor of California

1976: Candidate for Democratic Nomination for President of the United States (lost to Jimmy Carter)

1980: Candidate for Democratic Nomination for President of the United States (lost to Jimmy Carter

1982: Candidate for U.S. Senate (lost the General Election to Republican Pete Wilson)

1989–1991: Chairman of the California Democratic Party

1992: Candidate for Democratic Nomination for President of the United States (lost to Bill Clinton)

1999–2007: Mayor of Oakland

2007-2011: California Attorney General

2011-Present: Governor of California

  

Jerry Brown is many things to many people, but boring he is not! From being called "Governor Moonbeam," for his interest in Zen Buddhism, to his romance with country/pop singer Linda Rondstadt in the late 1970s, this inheritor of a powerful California political dynasty has made his mark on Californian and American politics.

 

 Jerry Brown and Linda Rondstadt

Governor Jerry Brown and singer Linda Rondstadt on the cover of Newsweek magazine, April, 1979.

 
Links and Resources:

Office of Governor Jerry Brown--Official State Website

Jerry Brown Campaign Site

Ballad of Linda and Jerry--From Newsweek Magazine

Jerry Brown-Wikipedia Article

 Electoral History of Jerry Brown-Wikipedia Article

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Family, Career, and Personal Highlights

Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Sr --Father

Bernice Layne Brown --Mother

Anne Gust - Wife

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education:

1955: Graduated, St. Ignatius High School (San Francisco, CA)

1955: Attended Santa Clara University

1956: Entered Sacred Heart Novitiate, (a Jesuit seminary)

1961: University of California, Berkeley, BA in Classics

1964: Yale Law School, J.D.

Career/Occupation:

Tuttle & Taylor --Worked as a lawyer for law firm

Political Career:

1969–1971: Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees

1971–1975: California Secretary of State

1975-1983: Governor of California

1976: Candidate for Democratic Nomination for President of the United States

1980: Candidate for Democratic Nomination for President of the United States

1989–1991: Chairman of the California Democratic Party

1992: Candidate for Democratic Nomination for President of the United States

1999–2007: Mayor of Oakland

2007-2011: California Attorney General

2011-Present: Governor of California

 

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