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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
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Deval Laurdine Patrick

July 31, 1956 (1956-07-31) (age 64)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Diane Bemus
Children 2
Education Harvard 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. He announced his candidacy three days later on November 14. He ended his campaign on February 12, 2020 a day after the New Hampshire primary.

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