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Brown, Willie Lewis Jr.

Born: 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.
3.3 (65%) 12 votes

1934 – Brown was born in Mineola, a small segregated town in east Texas marked by racial tensions on the 20th of March.

1951 – He graduated from Mineola Colored high School, an all-Black school he later described as substandard, and left for San Francisco.

1955 – Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Francisco State University.

1958 – He earned a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law.

1965-1995 – He was member of California assembly.

         – He was  speaker of California assembly (1st black speaker).

1996 – He became mayor of San Francisco (1st black mayor).

1998 – Brown arranged for Carpeneti to obtain a rent-free office in the city-owned Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

2006 – Brown co-hosted a morning radio show with comedian Will Durst on a local San Francisco Air America Radio affiliate.

3.3 (65%) 12 votes