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Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Brown
29th California State Treasurer
In office
January 7, 1991 – January 2, 1995
Preceded by Thomas W. Hayes
Succeeded by Matt Fong
Member of the Los Angeles City Board of Education
In office
1975–1983
Personal details
Born (1945-09-25) September 25, 1945
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater

Stanford University

Fordham University School of Law

Kathleen Lynn Brown (born September 25, 1945) is a Democratic politician from California.

Biography

She is the youngest of four children of former Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown and is the youngest sister of current California Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr.

Brown is an attorney and was first elected to the Los Angeles City Board of Education in 1975, and reelected in 1979.[1] She was a member of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works from 1987 to 1989. She was elected California State Treasurer in 1990.

Brown unsuccessfully ran for office of governor (the first female governor of California and the third member of the Brown family after her father and brother to serve in office), but was defeated by incumbent Republican Governor Pete Wilson (who also defeated Jerry Brown for one of California's US Senate seats in 1982) in the 1994 gubernatorial election.

She currently serves as a partner in law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.[2]

Prior to joining Manatt she was head of public finance for the Midwest region for Goldman Sachs, after taking positions as president of private banking for Bank of America from 1995 to 2000 and as head of public sector and infrastructure investment for Goldman Sachs from 2001 to 2010.[3] Staying in California for public sector banking would have likely posed a potential conflict of interest.[4]

Brown is a graduate of Van Gordon Sauter, at one time President of CBS News, and they have five grown children.[1] Her dog, named Sutter, was given to Jerry Brown and became California's First Dog in 2011.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Biography of Kathleen Brown". California Voter Foundation. 1994. 
  2. ^ "Comings & Goings: Kathleen Brown Returns to Law". The Wall Street Journal. 
  3. ^ "Kathleen Brown leaves California for Goldman's Chicago office". Crain’s Chicago Business. 
  4. ^ "PolitiCal". Los Angeles Times. December 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "L.A. Unleashed". Los Angeles Times. February 16, 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas W. Hayes
California State Treasurer
1991–1995
Succeeded by
Matt Fong
Party political offices
Preceded by
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party nominee for Governor of California
1994
Succeeded by
Gray Davis

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