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Michael S. Dukakis (State Representative) campaign records

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: Z13-031

Content Description

The collection contains financial records from Michael Dukakis' State Representative campaigns including bank statements, a passbook, deposit slips, canceled checks, expense account sheets, receipts, newspaper ads with receipts, blank checks, guidelines for campaign expenditures and contributions, donation cards, campaign mailers, and correspondence and memoranda. Also included are a bumper sticker, an account stamp, and campaign pins from his presidential and gubernatorial races. The collection is unprocessed. Michael Stanley Dukakis was born of Greek immigrant parents on November 3, 1933 in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he still resides, as of 2002. He graduated from Brookline High School (1951), Swarthmore College (1955), and Harvard Law School (1960). Michael Dukakis married Katherine Dickson, known as Kitty, in 1963. They have three children, John, Andrea and Kara. Michael Dukakis served for eight years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1962-1970) before he lost a bid for lieutenant governor in 1970. He was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1974, but lost re-election in the Democratic Primary of 1978 to Edward King. Dukakis defeated King in 1982 and was re-elected to an unprecedented third four-year term in 1986. A year after being voted the nation's most effective governor by his peers, he decided to run for president. Michael Dukakis won the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 1988 but was defeated by incumbent Vice-President George Herbert Walker Bush. Dukakis served his final two years as governor and went on to teach at Northeastern University and the University of California, Los Angeles. Jacques M. Dronsick was treasurer of the Dukakis for State Representative Committee. Accessioned 2013 Apr 09. The collection needs appraisal. 47/2

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Access Restrictions

The collection is restricted pending review.


  • Creation: 1962-1969


0.35 cubic feet (0.35 cubic feet in 1 manuscript box.)