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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 California Attorney General
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.

June 6, 1928 (1928-06-06) (age 91)
Menands, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gloria Saatjian
Residence Long Beach, California
Military service
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service 1953–1955
Unit Judge Advocate General's Corps

Courken George "Duke" Deukmejian, Jr. (/djkˈmən/; born June 6, 1928) is an American politician. He is a member of the Republican Party.

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

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