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 byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
71st Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 4, 2007 – January 8, 2015
LieutenantTim Murray
Preceded byMitt Romney
Succeeded byCharlie Baker
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division
In office
April 22, 1994 – January 20, 1997
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byJohn Dunne
Succeeded byBill Lee
Personal details
Deval Laurdine Patrick

(1956-07-31) July 31, 1956 (age 66)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Diane Bemus
EducationHarvard University (BA, JD)

Deval Laurdine 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. He is 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.

On November 11, 2019, The New York Times reported that Patrick was thinking of a 2020 presidential candidacy.[1] He announced his candidacy three days later on November 14.[2] He ended his campaign on February 12, 2020 a day after the New Hampshire primary.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jonathan Martin (November 11, 2019). "Deval Patrick, Ex-Governor of Massachusetts, Is Considering White House Bid". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  2. Stevens, Matt (November 14, 2019). "Deval Patrick Joins the 2020 Race: 'This Won't Be Easy, and It Shouldn't Be'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  3. Dzhanova, Yelena (February 12, 2020). "Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick drops out of the 2020 presidential race". CNBC. Archived from the original on March 27, 2020. Retrieved October 30, 2020.

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