Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, Sr. (1905- 1996) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 32nd Governor of California from 1959 to 1967. Born in San Francisco, Brown had an early interest in speaking and politics. Brown was born in San Francisco, California, one of four children of Ida (née Schuckman) and Edmund Joseph Brown. His father was of Irish Catholic descent, and his mother was from a German Protestant family. His son Jerry Brown is currently Governor of California.