Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 34th and 39th governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and 2011 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected Secretary of State of California in the early 1970s; Brown later served as Mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007 and Attorney General of California from 2007 to 2011. He was both the oldest and sixth-youngest governor of California due to the 28-year gap between his second and third terms. Upon completing his fourth term in office, Brown became the third longest-serving governor in U.S. history, serving 16 years and 5 days in office. Born in San Francisco, he was the son of Bernice Layne Brown and Pat Brown, who was the 32nd Governor of California. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley and Yale University, he practiced law and began his political career as a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees.
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Politician and Democrat who served both as the thirty-fourth and thirty-ninth Governor of the State of California. He ran unsuccessful bids for the Democratic nomination for President in 1976, 1980, and 1992.
He graduated top of his class at the San Francisco College of Law, which helped pave the way for his political career.
There was a 28 year gap between his second and third term as Governor and though, when he was first elected Governor in 1975 he was one of the youngest Governors in the state's history, by the time he was re-elected in 2011 he had become the state's oldest Governor ever.
In 2005, he married Anne Gust. His father, Pat Brown, served as the California Governor from 1959 to 1967.
He succeeded Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Governor of California in 2011.
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Latest information about Jerry Brown updated on June 19 2021.