Lecture Paul D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture
Michael Stanley Dukakis was born in Brookline, Mass. to Greek
immigrants. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea before receiving his
law degree from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Dukakis served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from
1962 to 1970. In 1974, he was elected governor of Massachusetts and
served from 1975 to 1979. He was reelected in 1982 and served from
1983 to 1991. In 1986, he was named the most effective governor by the
Democratic Governors Association.
In 1988, Dukakis was the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.
Dukakis continues to live in Brookline with his wife, Kitty.
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