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|Governor of Massachusetts|
|Assumed office |
January 4, 2007
|Preceded by||Mitt Romney|
|Born||July 31, 1956|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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.
- Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick official state 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