Jerry Brown

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Jerry Brown
34th and 39th Governor of California
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Lieutenant Abel Maldonado (2011)[1]
Gavin Newsom (since 2011)
Preceded by Arnold Schwarzenegger
In office
January 6, 1975 – January 3, 1983
Lieutenant Mervyn M. Dymally (1975–1979)
Mike Curb (1979–1983)
Preceded by Ronald Reagan
Succeeded by George Deukmejian
31st Attorney General of California
In office
January 9, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Preceded by Bill Lockyer
Succeeded by Kamala Harris
47th Mayor of Oakland
In office
January 4, 1999 – January 8, 2007
Preceded by Elihu Harris
Succeeded by Ron Dellums
24th Secretary of State of California
In office
January 4, 1971 – January 6, 1975
Governor Ronald Reagan
Preceded by H. P. Sullivan (Acting)
Succeeded by March Fong Eu
Personal details
Born Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr.
April 7, 1938 (1938-04-07) (age 77)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Anne Gust
Residence Oakland, California
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Yale Law School
Religion Roman Catholicism[2]
Website Office of Governor Brown
Personal Site
Jerry Brown

Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician. In 2010, he was elected Governor of California. On November 4, 2014, he was re-elected governor.[3] He was also Governor of California from 1975 to 1983[4].

Brown is a member of the Democratic Party. He has also been California's Secretary of State, Attorney General of California, and was the mayor of Oakland for eight years.[5] He ran for President of the United States several times, but did not win his primary.

References[change | change source]

  1. Coté, John (December 31, 2010). "Lt. Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom to be sworn in by Jan. 10". San Francisco Chronicle (Hearst Newspapers). Retrieved January 3, 2010.
  2. Pack, Robert (1978). Jerry Brown, the philosopher-prince. Stein and Day. ISBN 978-0-8128-2437-7 . "A story appeared in the New York Times on May 16, 1976, reporting that Brown 'now admits he is no longer a practicing Roman Catholic.' The Times story prompted a member of the staff of The Monitor, the newspaper of the archdiocese of San Francisco, to query Brown, whose answer was, "I was born a Catholic. I was raised a Catholic. I am a Catholic."
  3. "General Election - November 4, 2014". KCBS. Retrieved 2014-11-06.