Deval Patrick

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Deval Patrick
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Senior Advisor of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force
In office
December 1, 2015 – April 13, 2016
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
71st Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 8, 2015
Lieutenant Tim Murray
Preceded by Mitt Romney
Succeeded by Charlie Baker
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division
In office
April 22, 1994 – January 20, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by John Dunne
Succeeded by Bill Lee
Personal details
Born Deval Laurdine Patrick
(1956-07-31) July 31, 1956 (age 62)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Diane Bemus
Children 2
Education Harvard University (BA, JD)

Deval Patrick (born July 31, 1956) is an American politician. He was elected to be the governor of Massachusetts in 2006. He is the first African-American to be elected governor of that state, and only the third African-American to be elected a governor of any state in the United States. Patrick ran as a Democrat.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois on 31 July 1956, is a lawyer, and holds two degrees from Harvard University.

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