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Honorable Willie Brown
Former Mayor, City and County of San Francisco; Former Speaker of the California State Assembly,

San Francisco State

B.A. Political Science (1955)

  • Served as the first African American mayor for the city and county of San Francisco.
  • First African American to serve as Speaker of the California State Assembly and longest-serving Speaker in California history, 1980-1995.
  • Re-elected 16 straight times to the California State Assembly where he served from 1964-1995.
  • Was the youngest chair of the Committee on Ways and Means and also chaired the Revenue and Taxation Committee.
  • Has served as both a trustee of the California State University and regent of the University of California.

Notable CSU Alumni in public service

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San Francisco