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Encyclopedia > Pat Brown
Edmund Gerald Brown, Sr.
Pat Brown

In office
January 5, 1959 – January 2, 1967
Lieutenant(s) Glenn M. Anderson
Preceded by Goodwin Knight
Succeeded by Ronald Reagan

Born April 21, 1905(1905-04-21)
San Francisco, California
Died February 16, 1996 (aged 90)
Beverly Hills, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse Bernice Layne
Religion Roman Catholic

Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown Sr. (April 21, 1905February 16, 1996) was the 32nd Governor of California, serving from 1959 to 1967. Pat Brown may refer to: Pat Brown (1905 – 1996), American governor from California state Pat Crawford Brown (born 1929), American television and film actress Pat Sleepy Brown, American record producer with Society of Soul Pat Brown, self-described Criminal Profiler and frequent talking head on cable news shows See also... Image File history File links California Governor Pat Brown See http://www. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Lieutenant Governor of California is a statewide constitutional officer elected separately from the Governor that serves as the vice-executive of California. ... Glenn Malcolm Anderson (February 21, 1913-December 13, 1994) was a Democratic congressman from California. ... Goodwin Jess Knight (December 9, 1896 - May 22, 1970) was a U.S. politician who was the 31st Governor of California from 1953 until 1959. ... Reagan redirects here. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... San Francisco redirects here. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Beverly Hills redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Bernice Brown née Layne (November 19, 1908 – May 9, 2002) was a former First Lady of California. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Background

Brown was born in San Francisco, the son of Edmund and Ida Schuckman Brown. He was one of four children. His father was Irish Catholic with a penchant for gambling and drinking; his mother was a German Protestant who disliked Catholicism. They separated when Brown was a teenager. He acquired the nickname "Pat" during his school years. When he was 12 years old, he sold Liberty Bonds on street corners. He would end his spiel with, "Give me liberty, or give me death." The nickname was a reference to his Patrick Henry-like oratory. He graduated from Lowell High School where he was a high school debate champion as a member of the Lowell Forensic Society. After high school, Brown skipped college and instead worked in his father's cigar store and ran an illegal gambling room, while studying law at a local night school. He graduated from San Francisco Law School in 1927. He took some University of California extension courses, but acquired his broad knowledge through reading widely. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Liberty bonds are a special type of war bonds that were sold to support the allied cause in World War I. It could be redeemed for the orginal value of the bond with interest. ... Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his stirring oratory. ... Lowell High School (San Francisco) Lowell High School, a public magnet school in San Francisco, is the oldest public high school west of the Mississippi. ... The Lowell Forensic Society, founded in 1892, is the oldest high school speech and debate team in the nation and also the largest organization at Lowell High School in San Francisco, California. ... San Francisco Law School is a private, non-profit law school in San Francisco, California. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles Merced San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz UC Office of the President in Oakland The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ...


Pat Brown started a law practice in San Francisco. He was an active Republican, before turning Democrat in the early 1930's. He ran as a Republican for the State Assembly in 1928, but lost. He waited until 1939 to run again, this time as a Democrat, for District Attorney for San Francisco against Matthew Brady. Again, he lost. He ran again for the same position in 1943, and finally won. He served here for seven years, and made his name attacking bookies and underground abortion providers, before running for, and winning, election as Attorney General of California. He served in that role for eight years. While he was the Attorney General, he was the only member of the Democratic Party to win statewide election. In 1949, he raided Sally Stanford's elegant San Francisco bordello [1]. Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... Matthew Brady was a district attorney in San Francisco from 1919 through 1943. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A bookmaker, or a bookie, is an organisation or a person that takes bets and may pay winnings depending upon results and, depending on the nature of the bet, the odds. ... The California Attorney General is the State Attorney General of the government of the state of California in the USA. The officers duty is to ensure that the laws of the state are uniformly and adequately enforced (California Constitution, Article V, Section 13. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... (1903) - (1982) Madam, restaurateur, Mayor of Sausalito California. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ...


In 1958, he was the Democratic nominee for Governor of California. He defeated U.S. Senator William F. Knowland by a margin of nearly 20 percentage points. He was reelected in 1962, defeating former Vice President Richard Nixon. He lost the 1966 election to Republican Ronald Reagan. Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Fife Knowland (June 26, 1908 – February 23, 1974) was a U.S. politician and newpaperman. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Reagan redirects here. ...


Brown's two terms as governor are generally regarded as successful. His time in office was marked by an enormous water-resources development program (which later evolved into the California Aqueduct, which also bears his name "The Governor Edmund G. Brown California Aqueduct" ), the enactment of the California Master Plan for Higher Education, fair employment practices, state economic development commission, and a consumers' council. He sponsored some forty major proposals. Only five failed to pass the legislature: state-wide minimum wage, regulation of unions, campaign finance, and an oil tax. He more than doubled the amount of state highways. The California Aqueduct is the concrete-lined aqueduct that transports water from Northern California to Southern California. ... The California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960 was developed by Clark Kerr, during the administration of Gov. ...


Brown met his wife, Bernice Layne, when he was young. They were childhood sweethearts. They married in 1930. She was the daughter of a San Francisco police captain. They had four children: a son, Edmund, Jr. ("Jerry"), and three daughters: Kathleen Brown, Barbara Brown Casey, and Cynthia Brown Kelly. In 1974, Jerry Brown was elected the 34th Governor of California. He was reelected in 1978, was defeated in a bid for the U.S. Senate in 1982, and was elected California Attorney General in 2006. Kathleen Brown was elected California State Treasurer in 1990 and was defeated in a bid for Governor of California in 1994. Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ... Kathleen Brown is a Californian politician who comes from a prominent political family in the state. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The California State Treasurer is responsible for the states investment and finance. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Pat Brown died aged 90 in Beverly Hills and is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma, California is an American Roman Catholic cemetery operated by the Archdiocese of San Francisco. ... Colma is a small town in San Mateo County, California, at the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula next to Daly City and South San Francisco. ...

My son asked me what I hoped to accomplish as Governor. I told him: essentially to make life more comfortable for people, as far as government can. I think that embraces everything from developing the water resources vital to California's growth, to getting a man to work and back fifteen minutes earlier if it can be done through a state highway program.
— Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Sr.

Bibliography

  • Rarick, Ethan California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown, University of California Press. (2005) ISBN 0520236270, the standard scholarly biography
  • R. Rapoport. California Dreaming: The Political Odyssey of Pat & Jerry Brown, Berkeley: Nolo Press, ISBN 0917316487

External links

Political offices
Preceded by
Frederick N. Howser
California Attorney General
19511959
Succeeded by
Stanley Mosk
Preceded by
Goodwin Knight
Governor of California
19591967
Succeeded by
Ronald Reagan

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Pat Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (624 words)
Pat Brown was born in San Francisco, the son of Edmund and Ida Schuckman Brown.
Pat's daughter, Kathleen Brown, was elected California State Treasurer in 1990.
Pat Brown died aged 90 in Beverly Hills and is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma.
Jerry Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3232 words)
Brown was born in San Francisco, California, the only son of former Democratic governor Pat Brown, on April 7, 1938.
Brown used the position, which was historically limited in power, to bring suits against corporations such as Standard Oil of California, International Telephone and Telegraph, Gulf Oil, and Mobil for violation of campaign-finance laws and argued in person before the California Supreme Court.
Brown often proposed unorthodox ideas, including the establishment of a state space academy and the purchasing of a satellite that would be launched into orbit to provide emergency communications for the state–a proposal similar to one that would indeed be adopted by the state.
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