Brown, Willie Lewis Jr.
Born: Mar 20, 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
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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