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NYT On Jerry Brown: The Two Sides Of Jerry Brown

10/09/2010 01:02 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A serious student and literal son of California government -- his father, Edmund G. Brown Sr., was governor from 1959 to 1967 -- Jerry Brown, now 72, has worked to throw off a past image as the bad boy who dated Linda Ronstadt and earned the sobriquet "Governor Moonbeam" (for his unorthodox political outlook) during his own two terms as governor, from 1975 to 1983.

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