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Patrick, Deval

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Personal name headingPatrick, Deval
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LocatedUnited States
Birth date1956-07-31
Place of birthChicago (Ill.)
AffiliationHarvard Law School National Association for the Advancement of Colored People United States. Department of Justice Day, Berry & Howard Foundation Texaco, inc. Coca-Cola Company
Profession or occupationLawyers Social reformers Governors
Found inMeet the press with Tim Russert. [1996-06-16], c1996: caption (Deval Patrick, Ass't Att'y Gen'l Civil Rights)
WW among African Americans, 11th ed., c1998: p. 1005 (Patrick, Deval L.; b. Jul. 31, 1956, Chicago, IL; U.S. Dept. of Justice, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights)
African American National Biography, accessed February 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Patrick, Deval Laurdine; state governor, lawyer, social reformer; born 31 July 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; AB in English and American Literature at Harvard University (1978); completed Harvard Law School (1982); law clerk for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles, California; staff attorney with the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund; assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice (1994); stood at the center of a Justice Department investigation into arsonist activities with potential civil rights violations (1996); partner with Day, Berry & Howard (1997); vice president and general counsel of Corporate America's Fortune 50 energy company, Texaco; executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Coca-Cola Company (2001); was elected and re-elected Democratic Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the only African American governor elected that year and the second in the nation's history (2006, 2010))