Monday, March 16, 2015

Archbishop L. J Guillory, Pays His Respect To The Godfather of California Politics Dr. Willie Brown Jr, Esq.

POLITICAL HISTORY Dr. Willie Brown, Jr. Served two terms as the 41st Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco - January 8, 1996 to January 8, 2004 Speaker of the California State Assembly - longest-serving Speaker in California history (1980 – 1995) and one of two African Americans. Member of the California State Assembly (1964 – 1995) Re-Elected 16 straight times to the 13th Assembly District (D-San Francisco) Chair, Committee on Ways and Means (youngest in history of California and only African American) Board of Trustees, California State University system (23 campuses and 350,000 students) Regent, University of California (10 campuses and 200,000 students) Chair, Revenue and Taxation Committee Board of Administration, CalPERS DEGREES Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1955 Juris Doctor, Hastings College of Law, University of California, 1958 Admitted to practice law, State of California, all Federal Courts and Supreme Court HONORARY DEGREES (partial) Doctor of Law, Morehouse College, Atlanta Doctor of Law, Atlanta University, Atlanta Doctor of Law, University of Alabama, Birmingham Doctor of Law, Golden Gate University, San Francisco Doctor of Law, Lincoln University, San Francisco Doctor of Laws, San Francisco State University, San Francisco Doctor of Law, Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas Doctor of Law, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio Doctor of Laws, Dominican University of California Doctor of Science, California College of Podiatric Medicine Fellow, Crown College, University of California, Santa Cruz Juris Doctor, San Joaquin College of Law, Clovis, CA Juris Doctor, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland Juris Doctor, Southern University, Baton Rouge Juris Doctor, The City College of New York Juris Doctor, Paine College, Augusta, Georgia Juris Doctor, Lorenzo Patino School of Law, University of Northern California PERSONAL Born on March 20, 1934 in Mineola, Texas Married September 1957 to the former Blanche Vitero of Berkeley, California Children: Susan Elizabeth Brown, San Francisco Robin Elaine Brown-Friedel, New York Michael Elliot Brown, San Francisco Sydney Minetta Brown, San Francisco Grandchildren: Besia Rose Friedel (Granddaughter), New York Matea Rae Friedel (Granddaughter), New York Mateo Michael Brown (Grandson), Oakland Lourdes Isabella Brown (Granddaughter), Oakla