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Jerry Brown

Personal data
Date of birthApril 7, 1938(age 78)
Place of birthSan Francisco, California
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseAnne Gust
ResidenceOakland, California
Alma materSanta Clara University
University of California, Berkeley
Yale Law School
ReligionRoman Catholicism
34th and 39th Governor of California
Assumed officeJanuary 3, 2011
LieutenantAbel Maldonado (2011)
Gavin Newsom (since 2011)
Preceded byArnold Schwarzenegger
In officeJanuary 6, 1975 - January 3, 1983
LieutenantMervyn M. Dymally (1975 � 1979)
Mike Curb (1979 � 1983)
Succeeded byGeorge Deukmejian
Preceded byRonald Reagan
31st Attorney General of California
In officeJanuary 9, 2007 - January 3, 2011
GovernorArnold Schwarzenegger
Succeeded byKamala Harris
Preceded byBill Lockyer
44th Mayor of Oakland
In officeJanuary 4, 1999 - January 8, 2007
Succeeded byRon Dellums
Preceded byElihu Harris
24th Secretary of State of California
In officeJanuary 4, 1971 - January 6, 1975
GovernorRonald Reagan
Succeeded byMarch Fong Eu
Preceded byH. P. Sullivan (Acting)

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Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician. Brown served as the 34th Governor of California (1975 � 83), and is currently serving as the 39th California Governor (2011 � present). He is the son of Pat Brown, the 32nd Governor of California (1959 � 67).

Both before and after his first two terms as governor, Brown was elected to a number of state, local and party offices. Brown previously served as a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees (1969 � 1971), Secretary of State of California (1971 � 1975), chairman of the California Democratic Party (1989 � 1991), Mayor of Oakland (1999 � 2007) and Attorney General of California (2007 � 2011).

At the time of his election to a third, non-consecutive term as governor, on November 2, 2010, Brown was serving as the 31st Attorney General of California, an elected position. Brown was formally inaugurated as governor on January 3, 2011, the 28th anniversary of the end of his last term. During his first term (as California's 34th Governor), he was the sixth-youngest Governor of that state. Upon his inauguration as California's 39th Governor, he became its oldest serving governor. At the age of April 7, 1938(age 78), Brown is also the oldest currently serving governor in the United States.

Brown sought the Democratic nominations for President of the United States in 1976, 1980, and 1992, and was the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in California in 1982 but was unsuccessful in these attempts.

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