Deval Patrick is an American politician, a civil rights lawyer, author, and businessman who is known for becoming the 71st Governor of Massachusetts and serving the office from 2007 to 2015. He was the first African American Governor of Massachusetts who later became a candidate for President of the United States in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Born Name

Deval Laurdine Patrick

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States


Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States



During his middle school years, Deval Patrick was referred to A Better Chance, a non-profit organization which aims at helping more talented young people of color to become well-educated by providing them the means to attend high-achieving boarding, day, and public schools in the United States, by one of his teachers and that helped him to later study at Milton Academy.

After graduating from Milton Academy in 1974, Deval Patrick got enrolled at Harvard College and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American literature in 1978. Then, he attended Harvard Law School and graduated cum laude with a J.D. in 1982. He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by Harvard University on May 28, 2015.


Politician, Civil Rights Lawyer, Author, Businessman


  • Father – Pat Patrick (Jazz Musician in Sun Ra, Composer)
  • Mother – Emily Mae (née Wintersmith)
  • Siblings – Rhonda Sigh (Sister)
  • Others – Laurdine Kenneth Patrick (Paternal Grandfather), Laverne /LaVern Love (Paternal Grandmother), Reynolds Brown Wintersmith (Maternal Grandfather), Sally Mae Embers (Maternal Grandmother), La’Shon Anthony (Paternal Half-Sister), Marco Morgese (Son-In-Law), Gianluca Noah Patrick Morgese (Grandson)




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Deval Patrick has dated –

  1. Diane Bemus (1984-Present) – In 1984, he married Diane Bemus who has been a lawyer specializing in labor and employment law. The duo parents 2 daughters named Sarah and Katherine and Katherine made it public that she was a lesbian in July 2008.

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Black)

Deval Patrick is of African-American and English descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Receding hairline
  • Deep-set eyes

Deval Patrick Facts

  1. He became the first member of his family to attend college.
  2. He comes from a humble background and his family previously survived many months living on welfare.
  3. Deval Patrick was appointed as the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division by President in 1994.
  4. He has been cast in shows like Tonight and Morning .
  5. Deval Patrick grew up in Wabash Avenue in Chicago and in 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn renamed a part of the area as “Deval Patrick Way” in his honor.
  6. He has also gained a decent social media fan base with more than 100k followers on Twitter, more than 80k followers on Facebook, and more than 10k followers on Instagram.

Featured Image by MassDOT / / Public Domain


Facts of Deval Patrick

  • full nameDeval Patrick
  • Date of Birth July 31, 1956
  • Age 65 years 4 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 5
  • Lucky Stone Ruby
  • Lucky Color Gold
  • Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
  • weight75 kg
  • height5 ft 10 in

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