Dukakis, Michael Stanley
, 1933-, American political leader, b. Brookline, Mass. He was a Democratic member of the Massachusetts house of representatives (1963-70) and was twice elected governor of Massachusetts (1975-79; 1983-91). As a member of the state legislature he sponsored the nation's first no-fault auto insurance bill. As governor his policies included tax amnesty and his Employment and Training Program to help welfare recipients secure paying jobs. He defeated a crowded field for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and named Senator Lloyd Bentsen
as his running mate. George H. W. Bush
, the Republican candidate, won easily in the general election.
See C. Kenney and R. L. Turner, Dukakis (1989).
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