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Brown, Willie Lewis Jr. (Willie)

Born: 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


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.


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