From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBrown, JerryJerry BrownBrown, Jerry(1938–) a US politician who was governor of California from 1975 to 1983. He ran for the US presidency three times. He was the mayor of Oakland, California from 1998 until 2006, and is known for being left-wing. He became AttorneyGeneral of California in 2007. He became governor of California again in 2011.