He later reflected on his education fondly, crediting the Jesuit approach of Santa Clara that he said has helped him become an independent thinker who questions orthodoxy. Getty told the San Francisco Chronicle that he treated Newsom like a son and invested in his first business venture because of that relationship.
According to Getty, later business investments were because of "the success of the first." One of Newsom's early interactions with government occurred when Newsom resisted the San Francisco Health Department requirement to install a sink at his Plump Jack Winery. The department required the store to install a ,000 sink in the carpeted wine shop on the grounds that the shop needed the sink for a mop.
Newsom attended Redwood High School and graduated from Santa Clara University.
After graduation, he co-founded businesses with family friend Gordon Getty, who was an investor.
At the time, he became the youngest member of San Francisco's board of supervisors and also, like Shelley before him, the board's only heterosexual Caucasian male.
After enjoying massive success in British sitcoms and dramas, Andrew made the move to Hollywood when he landed his massive role in AMC’s hit show.
He sponsored Proposition B to require Muni and other city departments to develop detailed customer service plans.
Newsom also supported allowing restaurants to serve alcohol at their outdoor tables, banning tobacco advertisements visible from the streets, stiffer penalties for landlords, and a resolution to commend Colin Powell for raising money for youth programs that was defeated.
In an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle, his sister recalled Christmas holidays when their mother told them there wouldn't be any gifts. Newsom was a left-handed pitcher for Santa Clara, but he threw his arm out after two years and hasn't thrown a baseball since.
Newsom attended Santa Clara University on a partial baseball scholarship and student loans, where he graduated in 1989 with a B. He lived in the Alameda Apartments, which he later compared to living in a hotel.