Former California GOP governor George Deukmejian dies at 89

BY MAX GREENWOOD 

Former California Gov. George Deukmejian, a Republican who garnered a reputation as an advocate for law and order during his two terms in the governor’s mansion, died on Tuesday. He was 89. 

Deukmejian passed away at his home in Long Beach, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported

In his two terms in the California governor’s mansion from 1983 until 1991, Deukmejian was known as an anti-spending, budget hard-liner, and earned himself the nickname the “Iron Duke.”

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One Response to Former California GOP governor George Deukmejian dies at 89

  1. William Hicks May 9, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Was how he left Pete Wilson his fault or was it just the beginning of the State Senate and Assembly going liberal again causing the deficit at the end of his tenure? You tell me.

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