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William A "Bill" Newsom Sr was born 30 Apr 1902 in San Francisco.  He was a general contractor who built homes in the Bay area. He was also a confidant of Edward G "Pat" Brown (1905-96), Governor of California 1958-66.  Bill had hired Pat as his attorney, but later convinced him to run for San Francisco district attorney.
 
William A "Bill" Newsom Sr was born 30 Apr 1902 in San Francisco.  He was a general contractor who built homes in the Bay area. He was also a confidant of Edward G "Pat" Brown (1905-96), Governor of California 1958-66.  Bill had hired Pat as his attorney, but later convinced him to run for San Francisco district attorney.
  
Bill married a Miss Brennan, sometime between 1930 and 1932, probably in San Francisco.
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Bill married Christine Brennan, sometime between 1930 and 1932, probably in San Francisco.
  
 
<blockquote>"Even the city's most notorious culprits got a grace period.  Soon after his election, Brown's friend and political fund-raiser William Newsom arranged a meeting between Brown and the McDonough brothers, crooked bail bondsmen who had once been dubbed the ''fountainheads of corruption'' in the city....When Brown got home he found $1,000 in cash in the pocket of his coat.  He called Newsom and told him to return the largesse....'Edmund picked up the wrong coat,' Newsom told them." (from [http://books.google.com/books?id=k2ba0NYVKVYC&pg=PA43&dq=%22William+Newsom%22&as_brr=3&sig=V4fjxuyAmVhvwFRpOuieAzveduc ''California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown''], by Ethan Rarick</blockquote>
 
<blockquote>"Even the city's most notorious culprits got a grace period.  Soon after his election, Brown's friend and political fund-raiser William Newsom arranged a meeting between Brown and the McDonough brothers, crooked bail bondsmen who had once been dubbed the ''fountainheads of corruption'' in the city....When Brown got home he found $1,000 in cash in the pocket of his coat.  He called Newsom and told him to return the largesse....'Edmund picked up the wrong coat,' Newsom told them." (from [http://books.google.com/books?id=k2ba0NYVKVYC&pg=PA43&dq=%22William+Newsom%22&as_brr=3&sig=V4fjxuyAmVhvwFRpOuieAzveduc ''California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown''], by Ethan Rarick</blockquote>

Revision as of 22:46, 21 March 2008

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