Michael Dukakis

Michael S. Dukakis
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Personal details
Born (1933-11-03) November 3, 1933 (age 86)
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Katharine Dickson
Alma materSwarthmore College
Harvard University
SignatureMichael Dukakis's signature
Military service
Allegiance23x15px United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1955–1957

Michael Stanley Dukakis (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found., born November 3, 1933) served as the 65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts, from 1975 to 1979 and 1983 to 1991. He is the longest-serving Governor in Massachusetts and only the second Greek-American governor in United States history, after Spiro Agnew.

In 1988, he was the Democratic nominee for President, but lost to Republican then–Vice President, George H. W. Bush.

After the 1988 Election

Dukakis was mentioned as candidate for Massachusetts Senator for a possible interim successor to Ted Kennedy, after Kennedy's death[1][2] but Governor Deval Patrick chose Paul G. Kirk, the other candidate and a favorite of the Kennedy Family.[3]

In 2008, he talked about his defeat in an interview with Katie Couric, in which he said he "owe[d] the American people an apology" because "if I had beaten the old man, we never would have heard of the kid, and we wouldn't be in this mess."[4]

References

  1. Lehigh, Scot (August 21, 2009). "Who should fill Kennedy's seat?". The Boston Globe.
  2. "Kennedy successor to be appointed". BBC News Online. September 22, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  3. "Paul Kirk to fill Kennedy's Senate seat". CNN. September 24, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  4. "Dukakis Defends Obama Campaign". CBS News.

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