Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 32nd governor of California from 1959 to 1967. His first elected office was as district attorney for San Francisco, he was elected attorney general of California in 1950 before becoming the state's governor in 1959. Born in San Francisco, Brown had an early interest in speaking and politics. He skipped college and he earned a LL.B. law degree in 1927. In his first term as governor Brown delivered on a series of major legislation including a tax increase and a master plan for expanded higher education. The California State Water Project was a major and highly complex achievement. He also pushed through civil rights legislation.
|Born||April 21, 1905, San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Died||February 16, 1996, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||Holy Cross Cemetery (Colma, California)|
|Political party||Democratic (1932-1996)|
|Other political affiliations||Republican (before 1932)|
|Children||4, including Jerry and Kathleen|
|Alma mater||San Francisco Law School|
|Lieutenant||Glenn M. Anderson|
|Preceded by||Goodwin Knight|
|Succeeded by||Ronald Reagan|
Governor of California from 1959 to 1967 who was the father of the state's future governor Jerry Brown. His tenure as Governor was marked by a dramatic increase in water-resources development including the construction of the California Aqueduct.
He practiced law in San Francisco before running an unsuccessful campaign for the State Assembly in 1928.
He put out a proposal to abolish the death penalty in California but it failed.
His son Jerry Brown was Governor from 1975 to 1983, and after a long break was elected again in 2011.
He was on the shortlist for the democratic nominee for president, along with Lyndon B. Johnson.
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Latest information about Pat Brown updated on June 19 2021.