Michael Dukakis

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Michael Stanley Dukakis (pronounced /dʊˈkɑːkɨs/; born November 3, 1933) served as the 65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts from 1975–1979 and from 1983–1991, and was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988. He was born to Greek immigrants of partly Vlach origin[1] in Brookline, Massachusetts, also the birthplace of John F. Kennedy, and was the longest serving governor in Massachusetts history. He was the second Greek American governor in U.S. history after Spiro Agnew.

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Early career and family

Dukakis's father Panos (1896–1979) was a Greek from Adramytio,[2] in Asia Minor, who settled in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1912, and graduated from Harvard Medical School twelve years later, subsequently working as an obstetrician. His mother Euterpe (née Boukis) (1903–2003) was a Greek immigrant from Larissa;[3] she and her family emigrated to Haverhill, Massachusetts, in 1913. She was a graduate of Bates College.

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