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Edward J. King
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66th Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 4, 1979 – January 6, 1983
Lieutenant Thomas P. O'Neill III
Preceded by Michael Dukakis
Succeeded by Michael Dukakis
Executive Director of Massachusetts Port Authority
In office
1963–1974
Preceded by John F. O'Halloran
Succeeded by David W. Davis
Personal details
Born
Edward Joseph King

(1925-05-11)May 11, 1925
Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died September 18, 2006(2006-09-18) (aged 81)
Burlington, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic (1977–1985)
Republican (1985–2006)
Spouse(s) Josephine "Jody" King
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Battles/wars World 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.

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