In 700 Days: Jerry Brown as California’s Longest-Serving Governor

Governor Earl Warren

700 days from today, Jerry Brown will become the longest-serving Governor in California history. On that day, October 7, 2013, Brown will surpass the record set by Governor Earl Warren in 1953.

On October 5th of that year, Warren resigned as Governor to accept an appointment as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (a position he held until 1969). Warren had run in the 1952 Presidential Primaries (winning California) and his nomination as Justice was reported to be insurance by President Eisenhower against another run by Warren in 1956.

Another interesting note about this date (October 7th, 2013) is that it will be the 10th anniversary of the recall of Governor Gray Davis, who had served as Brown’s Chief of Staff during his first term (1975-1981).