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William A. Newsom III (born 1933) is a retired state appeals court judge, administrator of the Getty family trust, and the father of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California. ...

A lifelong San Franciscan, Newsom has longstanding political and financial ties. His father, also named William Newsom, was a close friend of Pat Brown, who rose from Oakland district attorney to governor of California. He remains friends with Pat Brown’s son, California Attorney General, former Oakland Mayor and former California Governor Jerry Brown. Newsom's sister was once married to the brother-in-law of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He is also a close friend of Gordon Getty, son of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, whom he met in the late 1940s while attending St. Ignatius Catholic prep school in San Francisco. Edmund Gerald Pat Brown Sr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ... Nancy Patricia DAlesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is currently the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ... Son of business titan J. Paul Getty (d. ... As I See It, J. Paul Getty Autobiography Jean Paul Getty (December 15, 1892 – June 6, 1976) was an American industrialist and founder of the Getty Oil Company. ...

Judicial career

After graduating from the University of San Francisco, Newsom attended Stanford Law School and was admitted to the California Bar in 1962. He worked as legal adviser to the Italian division of Getty Oil and then as a tax attorney for the Getty family. In 1967, he married Tessa Menzies, and had two children before splitting after five years. University of San Francisco (USF) is a private Jesuit and Catholic University in San Francisco, California, United States. ... Stanford Law School is a graduate school at Stanford University located near Palo Alto, California in Silicon Valley. ... Getty Oil is an oil company founded by J. Paul Getty. ...

In 1968, he ran unsuccessfully against State Senator Milton Marks, a popular Republican.

In 1975, then-governor Jerry Brown appointed Newsom to the Superior Court bench in rural Placer County. Three years later, Brown elevated him to the state Court of Appeal in San Francisco, where he served until 1995.

Investment management

Newsom currently serves as a financial advisor for the Getty family businesses. He directly manages the Gordon P. Getty Family Trust, which is estimated at more than $2 billion. According to Newsom, the trust earns about 2 percent a year, which translates to roughly $40 million in annual income. He screens potential investments and makes recommendations on real estate, stocks, bonds, and other ventures. "I make my living working for Gordon Getty," Newsom said in 2003.

A lifelong friend of state Senate leader John Burton and a leading figure in local Democratic circles, Newsom admitted to the San Francisco Examiner that his son’s appointment by Willie Brown to the Board of Supervisors in 1997 "was based on Burton's friendship with me." John Burton may refer to several people: For the United Stated, California senator see John Burton (senator) For the musician see John Burton (musician) For the musical engineer see John Burton (engineer) For the director of Termite Terrace see John Burton (director) For the Canadian, Saskatchewan member of paliament see... The San Francisco Examiner is a daily newspaper in San Francisco, California, where it has been published continuously since the late 19th Century. ... Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. ...


  • Bringing Up Baby Gavin, by Peter Byrne, San Francisco Examiner, April 2, 2003



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