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Edmund G. "Pat" Brown


Picture of Edmund G. Brown
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1946 Democratic Attorney General 1070364 Loss
11-07-1950 Democratic Attorney General 1859822 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic Attorney General 3537594 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic Governor 3140076 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic Governor 3037109 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic Governor 2749174 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 21, 1905 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Bernice Layne (in 1930)
Children: Jerry Brown, Kathleen Brown, Barbara Brown Casey & Cynthia Brown Kelly
Died: February 16, 1996 in Beverly Hills, CA

1928: [Republican] Primary Candidate for Assembly (Lost)
1934: Changed party affiliation to Democratic
1939: Candidate for San Francisco District Attorney (Lost)
1944-1946: District Attorney, San Francisco County
1947-1950: District Attorney, San Francisco County
1952: Primary Candidate for President (Lost)
1960: Primary Candidate for President (Won)*
1964: Primary Candidate for President (Won)*
1966: Proponent, Proposition 1A (the initiative that created a fulltime legislature)

  • In 1960, Brown was the target of an attempted recall led by Roderick J. "Rod" Wilson. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • In 1965, Brown was the target of two attempted recalls led by C. Fain Kyle and L. J. Beauchamp. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • Although Brown won the California Primary in 1960 and 1964, he failed to win enough states to capture the Democratic nomination.
  • PLACENAME: The Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Building in San Francisco is the home of the California Public Utilities Commission. 
  • Brown was a 2010 Inductee to the California Hall of Fame.

Source: California Blue Book (1954), (1963)
Source: A Disorderly House: The Brown-Unruh Years in Sacramento by James R. Mills (Heyday Books; 1987)