Brown, Edmund Gerald Sr.

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Born: Apr 21, 1905 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Politician


1905 - Brown was born in San Francisco on the 21st of April.

1927 - Brown skipped college and instead worked in his father's cigar store and ran an illegal gambling room, while studying law at a local night school. He graduated from San Francisco Law School.

1930 - He was an active Republican, before turning Democrat.

1928 - He ran as a Republican for the State Assembly, but lost.

         - He served here for seven years, and made his name attacking bookies and undeground abortion providers, before running for, and winning, election as Attorney General of California.

1949 - He raided Sally Stanford's elegant San Francisco bordello.

1958 - He was the Democratic nominee for Governor of California.

         - He defeated U.S. Senator William F. Knowland by a margin of nearly 20 percentage points.

1966 - He lost the election to Republican Ronald Reagan.

1996 -  He died on the 16th of February.
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