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George Deukmejian
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35th Governor of California
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 7, 1991
Lieutenant Leo T. McCarthy
Preceded by Jerry Brown
Succeeded by Pete Wilson
27th Attorney General of California
In office
January 8, 1979 – January 3, 1983
Governor Jerry Brown
Preceded by Evelle J. Younger
Succeeded by John Van de Kamp
Member of the California State Senate
In office
1967–1979
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 39th district
In office
1963–1967
Preceded by William Grant
Succeeded by James A. Hayes
Personal details
Born
Courken George Deukmejian Jr.

(1928-06-06)June 6, 1928
Menands, New York, U.S.
Died May 8, 2018(2018-05-08) (aged 89)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gloria Saatjian
Children 3
Residence Long Beach, California, U.S.
Alma mater
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Branch/service Flag of the United States Army.svg United States Army
Years of service 1953–1955
Rank Captain
Unit Judge Advocate General's Corps

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

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.

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