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.
|Senior Advisor of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force|
December 1, 2015 – April 13, 2016
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
|71st Governor of Massachusetts|
January 4, 2007 – January 8, 2015
|Preceded by||Mitt Romney|
|Succeeded by||Charlie Baker|
|United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division|
April 22, 1994 – January 20, 1997
|Preceded by||John Dunne|
|Succeeded by||Bill Lee|
Deval Laurdine Patrick
July 31, 1956
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Harvard University (BA, JD)|
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.
- Jonathan Martin (November 11, 2019). "Deval Patrick, Ex-Governor of Massachusetts, Is Considering White House Bid". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
- 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.
- Deval Patrick for All official presidential campaign site
- Deval Patrick for Governor official campaign site
- National Governors Association - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick biography
- Transcript of Deval Patrick's acceptance speech The Boston Globe, November 8, 2006