Jerry Brown Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

Jerry Brown

Real NameEdmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown Jr.
Political Journey • In 1970, Jerry Brown was elected California Secretary of State.
• Jerry Brown drafted and helped to pass California Political Reform Act of 1974.
• Jerry Brown was elected Governor of California on November 5, 1974.
• In March 1976, he ran for the Democratic Nomination for President.
• In 1976 US Presidential Election, he finished third behind Congressman Morris Udall and Jimmy Carter.
• In 1978, Jerry Brown was reelected as Governor of California.
• He challenged Jimmy Carter for renomination in 1980
• In 1982, he decided not to run for a third time.
• In 1982, he ran for the United States Senate but lost to Pete Wilson.
• In 1988, he became Chairman of the California Democratic Party.
• He resigned abruptly in 1991 and announced to run for the senate seat.
• In 1992, he announced to run for the US presidential election against George H. W. Bush.
• He served as Mayor of Oakland from 1999 to 2007.
• He served as Attorney General of California from 2007 to 2011.
• In 2011, he was elected as 39th Governor of California.
Biggest RivalJimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
Weightin Kilograms- 78 kg
in Pounds- 172 lbs
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of BirthApril 7, 1938
Age (as in 2015)78 Years
Birth PlaceSan Francisco, California
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
HometownOakland Hills, Oakland, California
SchoolSt. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco, California
CollegeSanta Clara University, California
University of California, Berkeley
Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Arts,
Juris Doctor
FamilyFather- Pat Brown (former Governor of California)
Mother- Bernice Layne Brown
Brothers- N/A
Sisters- Kathleen Brown (politician), Barbara Layne Brown, Cynthia Arden Brown
Jerry Brown with his parents and sisters

ReligionRoman Catholicism
AddressState Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA, 95814 Sacramento, California 95814
HobbiesSwimming, Biking, Playing Golf, Palying Baseball, Doing Charity
Controversies• In 1981, he was criticized for not following the directions of the US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection service (APHIS) when a serious medfly infestation occurred in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Favourite Things
Favorite FoodOrganic Fruits, Flax Plus Multibran
Favorite FilmEnemy of the State
Favorite BookThe People's History of the United States, By Howard Zinn,
Memoirs of a Geisha, By Arthur Golden,
Labyrinths, By Jorge Luis Borges,
The Maltese Falcon, By Dashiell Hammett,
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, By Milan Kundera
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsLinda Ronstadt (singer)
Jerry Brown with girlfriend Linda Ronstadt
WifeAnne Gust (married 2005)
Jerry Brown with wife Anne Gust
ChildrenSon- N/A
Daughter- N/A

Money Factor
Net Worth2.4 million USD

Jerry Brown

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jerry Brown

  • Does Jerry Brown smoke?: No
  • Does Jerry Brown drink alcohol?: No
  • His father Pat Brown also served as California Governor.
  • He was a cheerleader at St. Ignatius High School.
  • When he graduated, he topped in his class at the San Francisco College of Law.
  • While holding the office of California Secretary of State (1971 – 1975), he discovered the use of notorious documents by the then President Richard Nixon.
  • He was known as a Fiscal Conservative and due to his fiscal restraint the State saw one of the biggest surpluses in the history.
  • Jerry Brown walked to work instead of as a passenger in a chauffeured Limousine like previous Governors.
  • He is a serious environmentalist and in 1977, he sponsored first ever tax-incentive for rooftop solar among other environmental initiatives.
  • Jerry Brown strongly opposed the Death Penalty and vetoed it as a Governor.
  • In 1979, he appointed the first openly gay judge in the United States.
  • He also appointed the first openly lesbian judge in the United States in 1981.
  • Jerry Brown traveled to Japan to study Buddhism.
  • Jerry Brown said in an interview that he dislikes shopping.
  • He worked with Mother Teresa in Kolkata, India.
  • He own a colt 38 (revolver) given by his father.
  • There was a gap of 28 years between his 2nd and 3rd term as governor.
  • He succeeded Arnold Schwarzenegger as the California Governor in 2011.
  • He was on of the youngest Governors in the history of state when he was first elected Governor in 1975 and when he reelected as Governor in 2011, he had become the oldest Governor ever.