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Deval Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts
Assumed office
January 4, 2007
Preceded by Mitt Romney
Personal details
Born July 31, 1956 (1956-07-31) (age 62)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Deval 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, and 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.

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