Jerry Brown’s Lasting Legacy as California’s Governor
SACRAMENTO -- Jerry Brown was sworn in as governor of California for the first time in 1974. At the age of 36, he was one of the youngest governors in the state's history. He was single, liberal and viewed as a maverick. "I come to work in the morning and I do my job," he said in a 1977 interview. "I try to say being governor is no big deal."