Pat Brown

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Birthday
21, 1905
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Feb 16, 1996 (90)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
21, 1905
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Feb 16, 1996 (90)

About

Governor of California from 1959 to 1967 who was the father of the state's future governor Jerry Brown. His tenure as Governor was marked by a dramatic increase in water-resources development including the construction of the California Aqueduct.

Before Fame

He practiced law in San Francisco before running an unsuccessful campaign for the State Assembly in 1928.

Trivia

He put out a proposal to abolish the death penalty in California but it failed.

Family Life

His son Jerry Brown was Governor from 1975 to 1983, and after a long break was elected again in 2011.

Associated With

He was on the shortlist for the democratic nominee for president, along with Lyndon B. Johnson.