Michael Dukakis Quotes

We must have a Secretary of Defense who will manage, and not be managed, by the Pentagon.

 
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Michael Dukakis, Governor, Massachusetts (Democrat), Democratic Presidential Nominee, Presidential nomination acceptance speech, Atlanta, GA, July 21, 1988

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Michael Dukakis
Michael Dukakis
  • Born: November 3, 1933
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Michael Stanley Dukakis is a retired American politician who served as the 65th Governor of Massachusetts, from 1975 to 1979 and again from 1983 to 1991. He is the longest-serving governor in Massachusetts history and only the second Greek-American governor in U.S. history, after Spiro Agnew. He was nominated by the Democratic Party for president in the 1988 election, losing to the Republican candidate, Vice President George H. W. Bush.

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