Willie Lewis Brown Jr. (born March 20, 1934 in Mineola, Texas) is an American politician. From 1996 to 2004, hserved as the 41st Mayor of San Francisco, California, the first African American to hold that office. He also served as the 58th Speaker of the California State Assembly, from 1980 to 1995.

From 1994 to 1995, Brown dated Kamala Harris, who worked as an Alameda County Deputy District Attorney at the time and was 30 years his junior.


  • "You would think that those who are always talking about family values would want to create an environment of permanent relationships for people of the same sex. But they're not advocating family values. They're advocating their values."

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