Edward J. King

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Edward J. King
66th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 4, 1979 – January 6, 1983
LieutenantThomas P. O'Neill III
Preceded byMichael Dukakis
Succeeded byMichael Dukakis
Executive Director of Massachusetts Port Authority
In office
Preceded byJohn F. O'Halloran
Succeeded byDavid W. Davis
Personal details
Edward Joseph King

(1925-05-11)May 11, 1925
Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedSeptember 18, 2006(2006-09-18) (aged 81)
Burlington, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (1977–1985)
Republican (1985–2006)
Spouse(s)Josephine "Jody" King
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Battles/warsWorld War II
Edward J. King
No. 34
Position:Guard / Defensive end
Career information
College:Boston College
Career history
Player stats at PFR

Edward Joseph King (May 11, 1925 – September 18, 2006) was an American politician. He was the 66th Governor of Massachusetts from 1979 to 1983. He was a member of the Democratic Party until 1985, he then became a member of the Republican Party.

King died on September 18, 2006 at his home in Burlington, Massachusetts from problems caused by surgery and a fall, aged 81.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ex-Gov. Edward J. King, 81, Who Defeated Dukakis, Dies". The New York Times. September 19, 2006.