Michael Dukakis

American politician Michael Dukakis was born on November 3, 1933 in Brookline, Massachusetts. After graduating, he moved on to and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1955, and then served in the U.S. Army for two years, stationed in Korea. After returning, he earned a law degree from Harvard in 1960.

Governor Dukakis entered successfully into politics soon after, having been elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives four times between 1962 and 1970. From 1975 to 1979 and 1983 to 1991, he served as the Governor of the state. In 1988, Governor Dukakis ran for president of the United States but was defeated in the election by George W. Bush.

Since then, Governor Dukakis has served on the board of directors for Amtrak and as a professor of political science at Northeastern University and UCLA.