Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1960.
Member Hill and Barlow, Boston, 1960-1974, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1962—1970. Governor State of Massachusetts, Boston, 1975-1979, 83-91. Distinguished professor political science Northeastern U, since 1991.
Professor, political science & public policy University of California at Los Angeles. Vice chairman AmTrak Reform Board, 1998—2003. Moderator Public Broadcasting Service's The Advocates 1970-1973.
Lecturer, director Intergovtl. Studies, John F. Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, 1979-1982. Former chairman Industrial and Entrepreneurial Economy Committee, Policy Commission Democratic National Committee.
Former chairman New England Governor's Conference. Former chairman economic development committee, former chairman Coalition of Northeast Governors. Visiting professor University Hawaii, 1991, Florida Atlantic University, 1992-1994, Rutgers University, 1994.
Served with United States Army, 1955-1957, Korea.
Member Brookline Town Meeting, 1959-1970. Chairman Brookline Democratic Town Committee, 1960. Member National Governor's Association (vice chairman committee on economic development and technical innovation 1984, chairman committee on economic development and technical innovative 1985-1987, co-chair task force on jobs, growth and competitiveness, executive committee 1987.
Named Most Effective Governor in United States, 1986), Democratic governments' Association (chairman 1986-1987).
National Governor's Association (vice chairman committee on economic development and technical innovation 1984, chairman committee on economic development and technical innovative 1985-87, co-chair task force on jobs, growth and competitiveness, executive
1985 - 1987
Dem. Govs.' Association (chairman 1986-87).
1986 - 1987
Married Katharine (Kitty) Dukakis, 1963. Children: John, Andrea, Kara.