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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

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Office Dates:  Jan 03, 2011 - , Jan 05, 1975 - Jan 03, 1983

Address: State Capitol




Phone 916/445-2841


Address: Washington Office of the Governor
State of California
444 North Capitol Street - Suite 134




Phone 202/624-5270


Born:  Apr 07, 1938

Birth State:  California

Party:  Democrat

Spouse:  Anne Gust Brown

Family:  Married

School(s):  University of California at Berkeley, Yale Law School

Jerry Brown was sworn in as governor of California on January 3, 2011, and was reelected in 2014.

Brown previously was elected governor in 1974 and served two terms, during which time he established the first agricultural labor relations law in the country, started the California Conservation Corp and promoted renewable energy. In 1970, he was elected California secretary of state. Brown began his career as a clerk at the California Supreme Court.

In 1998, he reentered politics and was elected mayor of Oakland, serving two terms from 1999 to 2007. Brown founded the Oakland School for the Arts and the Oakland Military Institute, which serve students from the 6th grade through the 12th grade. He was also elected California attorney general in 2006.

Brown graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his bachelor’s degree in classics and earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 1964. 

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