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.
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.
He worked at Hill & Barlow on high profile cases such as a civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson.
He has two daughters with his wife Diane, who is also a lawyer.