Mostly Credited As: Michael S. Dukakis
Sometimes Credited As: The Duke
Governor Michael Dukakis
Birth Name: Michael Stanley Dukakis
Date Of Birth: November 03, 1933 (Age 81)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brookline, MA
Former Massachusetts governor and Democratic nominee for President in 1988. Despite having a double digit lead at one time in the polls against Republican candidate George H. W. Bush, Dukakis managed to lose the race due to both his own inept campaigning style and a series of hard-hitting attacks by the Bush campaign. Dukakis then finished his term as governor of the Bay State and retired to private life.
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Trivia Is of Greek descent and a member of the Greek Orthodox religious faith.
A cousin of actress Olympia Dukakis.
Portrayed in Saturday Night Live parody skits by Jon Lovitz.
2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry served as Dukakis's lieutenant governor before being elected to the Senate in 1984.
Longest serving governor in Massachusetts history.
Received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in 1955.
Received a law degree from Harvard in 1960.
Served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57. Stationed in South Korea.
Currently resides part of the year in Los Angeles where he lectures at UCLA. He spends the rest of the year in his hometown of Brookline, MA.
Carried only 10 states plus the District of Columbia in the presidential election of 1988.
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