Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown


Although Jerry Brown comes from a political family, he has an unusual background for a politician, even in California, and is considered an oddity in some corners. The son of longtime California public figures Pat Brown, he originally didn't plan to be a public official. After attending public schools, he planned on entering the priesthood, and became a Jesuit in 1958, the year his father was elected Governor by a record-breaking margin. However, this life didn't suit him and he left the order in 1960 to become a lawyer, which he did after graduating from Yale Law School in 1964. He worked for some prestigious law firms during the 1960's. His family suffered a setback when his father was soundly defeated for reelection in 1966 by retired actor/businessman Ronald Reagan. In 1970, he was entered public life when he ran successfully for Secretary of State. In that office, he was highly critical of then-President Richard Nixon. He was also a stickler for following state election law regula
  • Where was
    Jerry Brown born?

    Jerry Brown was born in San Francisco, California, USA

  • How much is Jerry Brown worth?

    Jerry Brown is worth $4 Million

Best Quotes

  • Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?
  • It doesn't matter what I say as long as I sound different from other politicians.
  • The government is becoming the family of last resort.
  • At least when I was govenor, cocaine was expensive.
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