Willie Lewis Brown Jr. (born March 20, 1934) is a retired American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as mayor of San Francisco from 1996 to 2004, the first African American to hold that office. Born in Mineola, Texas, where he graduated from high school, Brown moved to San Francisco in 1951.
Mar 16, 2023 · Willie Brown, in full Willie Lewis Brown, Jr., (born March 20, 1934, Mineola, Texas, U.S.), American politician who was the first African American speaker of the California State Assembly, the longest-serving speaker of that body (1980–95), and mayor of San Francisco (1996–2004).
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- Willie Brown Urged Harris Not to Accept the VP Position in an Op-Ed. Brown certainly hasn’t gone quietly into that good night. Instead, he’s written about Harris as her political star continues to rise.
- Harris Dated Brown Until He Was Elected San Francisco’s Mayor in the Mid 1990s & Considers the Relationship an ‘Albatross’ The relationship predated Brown’s election to the San Francisco mayoral post.
- Brown Has Admitted Helping Harris’s Career. In yet another op-ed, Brown opened up about their relationship. The column was headlined, “Willie Brown: Sure, I dated Kamala Harris.
- Brown Was Married at the Time But He’d Been Estranged From His Wife for Years & the Relationship Wasn’t Secret. A column in the San Francisco Chronicle once described their relationship as a “long affair.”
Jan 29, 2021 · Brown went on to serve as mayor of San Francisco from 1996 to 2004 ( here ). Elected in 2003, Harris would become the district attorney of San Francisco ( www.harris.senate.gov/about ). The claim...
Nov 9, 2020 · Willie Brown Jr., 86, was San Francisco’s first black mayor and served from 1996 through 2004. He also served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker. 9. Brown served two terms as mayor in California Credit: AP:Associated Press. Brown was succeeded by Gavin Newsom as mayor.
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Aug 13, 2020 · When they met around 1993, Brown, a noted lawyer and civil rights leader, was the speaker of the California assembly and regarded as one of the State's most influential legislators. He had turned...
Jan 27, 2019 · Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown addressed his past extramarital relationship with U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris in his weekly column Saturday, saying he may have boosted the presidential...