Former California governor George Deukmejian launched his legal career in New York, and later served in the US Army. When he returned to the States, he moved to Southern California to establish a law practice there. He eventually served as a State Assemblyman, State Senator, and Attorney General. As governor of California from 1983 to 1991, George Deukmejian refused to raise taxes, got tough on crime, and increased spending on education, highway construction, and environmental projects. George H.W. Bush considered him as a vice presidential candidate, but Deukmejian wanted to continue serving California. After his governorship, Deukmejian became a partner at Sidley and Austin, and later oversaw penal reform and helped clean up the Willed Body Program scandal at UCLA.

The Wikipedia biography of George Deukmejian, which outlines his political successes and struggles.

California Governors has a brief profile of Governor George Deukmejian, and also includes California, US, and World history during the time of Deukmejian’s governorship.

George Deukmejian urges President Obama to recognize the Armenian genocide in this letter published by Armeniapedia.

In J.D. Lasica’s interview with George Deukmejian, the Armenian genocide and America’s relationship with Turkey is discussed.

ThinkExist has collected the quotes of Governor George Deukmejian.

The NNDB profile of George Deukmejian.

California governors George Duekmejian, Pete Wilson, and Gray Davis co-authored an article that criticizes the excessive red tape in the California state government.

An informal discussion between George Deukmejian and President Ronald Reagan, where Governor Deukmejian dedicates the President Ronald Reagan Cabinet Room at the State Capitol.