Deval Patrick is an American politician, civil rights lawyer, author, and businessman. Deval Patrick first gained media attention after he became the Governor of Massachusetts. Likewise, he created history by becoming the first Afro-American who held the prestigious post.
Table of Biography
Deval Patrick was born in the year 1956 on 31st July. Likewise, Deval Patrick is 64 years old at the moment. Deval Patrick was born in Chigaco, Illinois, USA. Moreover, Deval Patrick belongs to American nationality and was born under the star sign Leo.
Moving on to Deval’s family, Patrick is the son of Emily Mae (née Wintersmith) and Pat Patrick, a jazz musician. However, his father Pat left his family. The American politician grew up with his Mother. Similarly, Talking about Deval’s siblings, he has a brother names Bernard Sigh and two sisters named Rhonda Sigh and La’Shon Anthony.
While the American politician was in middle school, one of his teachers referred him to, a national non-profit organization for identifying, recruiting, and developing leaders among academically gifted minority students. This referral enabled him to attend Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts. Likewise, Deval graduated from Milton Academy in 1974 and went on to attend college, the first in his family. Moreover, Deval graduated from Harvard College, where he was a member of the Fly Club.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in English and American literature, in the year 1978. While At Harvard, Deval Patrick won “Best Oralist” in the Ames Moot Court Competition, in 1981. Furthermore, Deval Patrick graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D., cum laude, in 1982. However, Deval proceeded to fail the State Bar of California exam twice, before passing on his third try.
Career and Professional Life
In the year 1994, President Bill Clinton nominated Patrick as the United States Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. Likewise, he was subsequently confirmed by the United States Senate. Later In the year 1997, Patrick returned to Boston to join the firm of Day, Berry & Howard (later called Day Pitney LLP). Likewise, Patrick was appointed by the federal district court to serve as Chairman of Texaco’s Equality and Fairness Task Force. Likewise, while at the Taskforce his job was to oversee the implementation of the terms of a race discrimination settlement.
Furthermore, In the year 1999, partly because of his work on the Equality and Fairness Task Force. He was responsible for all of the company’s legal affairs. Likewise, Patrick continued his work transforming employment practices at the company. Moreover, the majority of his time was spent exploring and working out a merger.
It was ultimately announced in October 2000, with larger Chevron Corp. Moreover, In the year 2001, Patrick left Texaco to become the Executive Vice-President, General Counsel, and Secretary at The Coca-Cola Company. Patrick then joined the Private equity firm Bain Capital in 2015.
When it comes to awards, Deval Patrick has not received any awards to date. Likewise, Patrick has a net worth of $12 million as of now. Moreover, most of Patrick’s income comes from being a businessman. While he was a governor, he had a salary of $151,800.
Deval Patrick is married to Diane Patrick. The pair married each other in the year 1984. Likewise, his wife Diane is a lawyer. Deval has two daughters named Sarah and Katherine.
The American politician has been through various controversies. In the year 2007, a series of decisions proved to be missteps and brought various controversies. Likewise, in the same month, Devel again became a part of the controversy for contacting the Citigroup Executive committee chair.
Body measurements and Social media
Deval Patrick stands tall at 5 feet 10 inches. Likewise, the American politician weighs 82 kg. Patrick has brown hair and a pair of brown eyes.
Deval Patrick is active on Instagram and Twitter. The American politician has over 55k followers on Instagram and over 5k followers on Instagram.