Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Edmund G. Brown Sr.; Years of Growth, 1939-1966;Law Enforcement, Politics, and the Governor's Office

Interviewee(s):
Brown, Edmund G., Sr.
Interviewer(s):
Chall, Malca
Fry, Amelia
Morris, Gabriella
Rowland, James
Title:
Edmund G. Brown Sr.; Years of Growth, 1939-1966;Law Enforcement, Politics, and the Governor's Office
Abstract:
Major political trends, key issues and accomplishments in California state government, 1958-1966; family, youth, friendships, marriage, religion; law school, legal practice, introduction to politics; San Francisco district attorney, 1943; election to attorney generalship, 1950; the Democratic party, 1950s, unity, campaigns, staff, funding, strategy, the California Democratic Council (CDC), and Roger Kent; organization and operation of the governor's office, the super-agencies; John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Adlai Stevenson; 1962 defeat of Richard Nixon and 1966 loss to Ronald Reagan; progress in civil rights, development of water resources and creation of Master Plan for Higher Education; capital punishment; power of the legislative branch; the troubled sixties.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
1977 1978 1979 1980 1981
Project:
Goodwin Knight and Edmund G. Brown Gubernatorial Eras in California
Oskicat record:
b11006444
Rights:
Brown, Edmund G., Sr. "Edmund G. Brown Sr.; Years of Growth, 1939-1966;Law Enforcement, Politics, and the Governor's Office." Interview by Malca Chall, Amelia Fry, Gabriella Morris and James Rowland in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1982.