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Pat Brown



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Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown Sr. was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 32nd Governor of California from 1959 to 1967. Born in San Francisco, Brown had an early interest in speaking and politics; he earned a LL.B. degree in 1927, and subsequently began legal practice. As district attorney for San Francisco, he was elected Attorney General of California in 1950 before becoming the state's governor in 1959. As governor, Brown embarked on massive projects, building important infrastructure and redefined the state's higher education system. While running twice for President in 1960 and 1964, finishing second and first in the primaries, respectively, he was never a serious contender in the national conventions. While losing his bid for a third term in 1966 to future President Ronald Reagan, his legacy earns him regard as the builder of modern California. His son Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. was the 34th and the 39th Governor of California; his daughter, Kathleen Brown, was the 29th California State Treasurer.
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  • Personal 

  • Background 

  • District attorney 

  • First term as governor 1959-1963 

  • Tax increase 

  • California State Water Project 

  • Political reforms 

  • Education 

  • Re-election of 1962 against Richard Nixon 

  • Second term as governor 1963-1967 

  • Watts riots 

  • Capital punishment 

  • Campaign for third term 

  • Legacy 

  • Presidential and vice presidential candidate