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Birthday ***, 1905
Place of Birth San Francisco, California
Death day February 16, 1996 (90 years old)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
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Pat Brown

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)
Spouse(s) Bernice Layne
Children 4, including Jerry and Kathleen
Alma mater San Francisco Law School
Profession Lawyer
Lieutenant Glenn M. Anderson
Preceded by Goodwin Knight
Succeeded by Ronald Reagan

About Pat Brown

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.

Pat Brown before fame

He practiced law in San Francisco before running an unsuccessful campaign for the State Assembly in 1928.

Achievement of Pat Brown

He put out a proposal to abolish the death penalty in California but it failed.

Pat Brown family life

His son Jerry Brown was Governor from 1975 to 1983, and after a long break was elected again in 2011.

Associations of Pat Brown

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.

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