Pat Brown

Knowledge Identifier: +Pat_Brown


Pat Brown

32nd governor of California from 1959 to 1967 and the father of 34th and 39th governor of California, Jerry Brown add

Category: Politics

Born in 1905.

Countries: California (59%), United States (41%)

Main connections: California, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon

Linked to: Republican Party, Democratic Party, University of California, Berkeley, California State University




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Pat Brown was born in 1905 add something


Brown was a debate champion as a member of the Lowell Forensic Society at San Francisco 's Lowell High School, from which he graduated in 1923 add something


He graduated from San Francisco College of Law in spring 1927, passed the California bar exam the following fall, and started a law practice in San Francisco add something


Brown ran as a Republican Party for the State Assembly in 1928, but lost; he joined the Democratic Party in 1932 add something


He waited until 1939 to seek public office again, this time running for District Attorney of San Francisco , a race he lost to Matthew Brady add something


He ran again for District Attorney in 1943, and this time won add something


As indicated in the article on the California Democratic Party, Governor Earl Warren did so in 1946 and 1950 add something


In 1946, as the Democratic nominee, Brown lost the race for Attorney General of California to Los Angeles County District Attorney Frederick N. Howser add something


In 1949, he raided Sally Stanford's elegant San Francisco bordello add something


Running again in 1950, he won election as Attorney General and was re-elected in 1954 add something


Warren Christopher - He practiced law with the firm of O'Melveny & Myers from October 1950 to June 1967, becoming a partner in 1958 and serving as special counsel to Governor Pat Brown


In 1958, as governor-elect, Brown appeared as a guest challenger on the TV panel show "What's My Line-" add something


In 1958, he was the Democratic nominee for Governor of California add something


Prior to 1959, loyalty to a political party was not an important issue in California add something


Fred Dutton - He was executive secretary to Governor Pat Brown in 1959 and 1960


As governor, Brown was again California's favorite son in 1960, winning his home state with a large margin to his only opponent George H. McLain add something


In contrast, Governor Brown allowed 36 executions, including the highly controversial case of Caryl Chessman in 1960 and Elizabeth Duncan - the last female put to death before a national moratorium was instituted add something


More serious primary candidates were Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Adlai Stevenson II and Stuart Symington in 1960, with the nomination going to John F. Kennedy add something


On April 14, 1960, Governor Brown signed the Donahoe Higher Education Act, more informally known as the Master Plan add something


After Walker was declared sane in 1961, Brown commuted Walker's death sentence to life without the possibility of parole add something


After his re-election victory over Richard Nixon in 1962, he was strongly considered to be Lyndon Johnson's running mate in 1964, a position that eventually went to Hubert Humphrey add something


Richard Nixon - Local and national Republican leaders encouraged Nixon to challenge incumbent Pat Brown for Governor of California in the 1962 election.


Frank Sinatra - Sinatra organized an Inaugural Gala in California in 1962 to welcome second term Democratic Governor Pat Brown.


Murray Chotiner - In August 1962, he joined Nixon's campaign for Governor of California against incumbent Democratic Governor Pat Brown as an unpaid volunteer


During the 1964 primaries, by running again only in California, the nation's largest state electorate vote led Brown to place first this time in both the California and the Democratic national primary total, besting the eventual nominee add something


Carl Hayden - Initial opposition from the California delegation subsided by early 1965 after Governor Pat Brown declared, "California will not attempt to win by obstruction what it has not won by litigation", only to be replaced by opposition from Colorado Representative Wayne Aspinall


He lost the 1966 election to another future Republican President, Ronald Reagan add something


Dan Blocker - A Free Methodist , Blocker was among Hollywood celebrities who supported Pat Brown's re-election in 1966 as governor of California against Ronald W. Reagan

Pat Brown died in 1996 add something