Deval Patrick

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Birthday
31, 1956
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1956 (age 63)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Politician and Democrat who became the 71st Governor of Massachusetts in 2007. He was previously appointed by Bill Clinton to be Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, where he served from 1994 to 1997. He is the first African-American Governor of Massachusetts.

Before Fame

He graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in English and American literature in 1978 before attaining a law degree from Harvard's law school four years later.

Trivia

He worked at Hill & Barlow on high profile cases such as a civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson.

Family Life

He has two daughters with his wife Diane, who is also a lawyer.

Associated With

He and Newt Gingrich both served in the cabinets of President Bill Clinton. Gingrich was Clinton's Speaker of the House.