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Date Of BirthMarch 20, 1934
DiedDecember 30, 1952, Tunica, Mississippi, United States
SpouseBlanche Vitero
FactMember of the California State Assembly, 1964-1995. Was elected Speaker of the Assembly in 1980.

Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. (born March 20, 1934) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served as the 41st mayor of San Francisco, from 1996 to 2004. Prior to his election as mayor, Brown served as a member of the California State Assembly from 1965 to 1995, serving as Speaker of the Assembly from 1980 to 1995. The San Francisco Chronicle called Brown “one of San Francisco’s most notable mayors who had the savvy and wherewithal to shape the city’s future.”

Born in Mineola, Texas, Brown was the only child of Willie Lewis Brown, Sr. and Laura (née Scott) Brown. His father was a brick mason, and his mother was a domestic worker. When he was seven years old, his family moved to San Francisco, where he attended George Washington High School. Brown enrolled at San Francisco State University in 1951, but he did not graduate until 1955. He received his Juris Doctor from Hastings College of the Law in 1958.

Brown began his political career in 1964, when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He served on the Board of Supervisors for nine years, until he was elected to the California State Assembly in 1974. He served in the Assembly for 21 years, until he was elected mayor in 1995.

As mayor, Brown oversaw the construction of new public transit projects, including the extension of BART to San Francisco International Airport and the construction of the Third Street Light Rail line. He also worked to improve the city’s public schools, and he helped to bring the San Francisco 49ers football team back to the city after they had left for Santa Clara.

Brown was term-limited out of office in 2004, and he was succeeded by Gavin Newsom. After leaving office, Brown returned to private law practice. He has also been active in Democratic Party politics, and he served as chairman of the California Democratic Party from 2013 to 2017.

Brown is married to Anne Gust Brown, and they have two children. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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Date Of BirthMarch 20, 1934
DiedDecember 30, 1952, Tunica, Mississippi, United States
Height1.85 m
Weight88 kg
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer, Author
EducationUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco State University


SpouseBlanche Vitero
ChildrenRobin Brown, Michael Brown, Susan Brown, Sydney Brown
ParentsMinnie Collins Boyd, Willie Lewis Brown, Sr.


MoviesThe Godfather Part III, See How They Run, LaMont Ferrell's Just Jokes Comedy Tour: Vol. 2, Krushadelic Presents Hip-Hop Comedy Hut

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1Co-hosts a radio show with Will Durst in San Francsio on Air America Radio. [January 2006]
2(1995-2003) Mayor of San Francisco, California.
3Is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
4Mayor of San Francisco, 1995-2003.
5Member of the California State Assembly, 1964-1995. Was elected Speaker of the Assembly in 1980.
6Graduated from San Francisco State University in 1955; law degree from Hastings College of Law, 1958.




America Is Still the Place2015
Pig Hunt2008Willie
Just One Night2000Judge (as Mayor Willie Brown)
The Godfather: Part III1990Party Politician


The Wedding Planner2001special thanks - as Major Willie L. Brown Jr.
Edtv1999thanks - as Hon. Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr.
The Parent Trap1998special thanks - as Willie L. Brown
Metro1997thanks - as Mayor Willie Brown


I Remember Herb Caen2016DocumentaryHimself
The War Room with Michael Shure2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hardball with Chris Matthews2004-2013TV SeriesHimself
MSNBC Live2012TV SeriesGuest as Himself
The O'Reilly Factor2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
Meet the Press2011TV SeriesHimself - Former Mayor of San Francisco
California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown2011Documentary
Hannity2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Dennis Miller2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
See How They Run2001DocumentaryHimself
The Princess Diaries2001Himself
Murmurs of the Hearth2001Video shortHimself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
Nash Bridges1998-1999TV SeriesHimself
UCLA & Los Angeles: A Legacy of Leadership1998ShortHimself
George of the Jungle1997Himself (as Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr.)
Suddenly Susan1997TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987TV SeriesHimself
The 6th Annual Black Achievement Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Step That Step - A Portrait of Cecil Williams1978TV Movie documentary

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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple2006DocumentaryHimself
The Trip2002Himself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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