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Jerry Brown

Name at birth: Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr.Jerry Brown was elected governor of California in 2010, an achievement made more remarkable by the fact that he had already been the state's governor in the?

Newsom, Gavin Christopher

(Encyclopedia) Newsom, Gavin Christopher, 1967? American businessman and politician, b. San Francisco. He was a cofounder (1991) of the PlumpJack Group, whose businesses grew from a wine store to?

Davis, Gray

(Encyclopedia) Davis, Gray (Joseph Graham Davis, Jr.), 1942?, U.S. politician, b. the Bronx, N.Y. A graduate of Stanford Univ. (1964) and Columbia Univ. Law School (1967), he entered the army and?

Rose E. Bird Biography

Rose E. BirdAge: 63 liberal California judge who became the first woman chief justice of the state's supreme court. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed her chief justice in 1977, but California voters?


(Encyclopedia) California k?l??frny?, most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and?

Jello Biafra

Jello Biafra is the performing name of Eric Boucher, one of the founders and the lead singer of the punk band Dead Kennedys. He grew up in Boulder, Colorado and in 1977 went to California to attend?

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Once the world's leading bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger went on to become one of Hollywood's biggest stars and then the governor of California from 2003-2011. Nicknamed "The Austrian Oak,"?

Important Places in the Gay-Rights Movement

From Greenwich Village to San Francisco, sites that have helped shape the gay-rights movement The Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, New York. Source: WikiCommons Related Links American Gay?