George Deukmejian

American politician (1928–2018)

Courken George "Duke" Deukmejian, Jr. (/djkˈmən/;[1] June 6, 1928 – May 8, 2018) was an American politician. He was a member of the Republican Party.

George Deukmejian
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35th Governor of California
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 7, 1991
LieutenantLeo T. McCarthy
Preceded byJerry Brown
Succeeded byPete Wilson
27th Attorney General of California
In office
January 8, 1979 – January 3, 1983
GovernorJerry Brown
Preceded byEvelle J. Younger
Succeeded byJohn Van de Kamp
Member of the California State Senate
In office
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 39th district
In office
Preceded byWilliam Grant
Succeeded byJames A. Hayes
Personal details
Courken George Deukmejian Jr.

(1928-06-06)June 6, 1928
Menands, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 8, 2018(2018-05-08) (aged 89)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Gloria Saatjian
ResidenceLong Beach, California, U.S.
Alma mater
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1953–1955
UnitJudge Advocate General's Corps

He was the 35th Governor of California from 1983 to 1991. He was also California Attorney General from 1979 to 1983.

Deukmejian died at his home in Long Beach, California on May 8, 2018 at the age of 89.[2]


  1. "Deukmejian". The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  2. Luther, Claudia; Paddock, Richard (May 8, 2018). "George Deukmejian dead at 89, public safety and law-and-order dominated two-term governor's agenda". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 8, 2018.

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