Here's a look at the life of Michael Dukakis, three-term Governor of Massachusetts
Personal: Birth date: November 3, 1933
Birth place: Brookline, Massachusetts
Birth name: Michael Stanley Dukakis
Father: Panos Dukakis, an obstetrician
Mother: Euterpe (Boukis) Dukakis, a teacher
Marriage: Katharine "Kitty" (Dickson) Dukakis (June 20, 1963-present)
Children: Kara Dukakis, November 4, 1968; Andrea Dukakis, November 10, 1965; Adopted: John Dukakis, June 9, 1958, wife's son from first marriage
Education: Swarthmore College, political science, B.A., 1955; Harvard University, J.D., 1960
Military service: U.S. Army, 1955-1957, Specialist Third Class
Religion: Greek Orthodox
Other Facts: First Greek-American to run for president.
His first cousin is Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis.
Michael and Kitty Dukakis' first child, a daughter, was born anencephalic in 1964 and lived only 20 minutes.
Timeline: October 1960 - Joins the Boston law firm Hill & Barlow as an associate.
November 6, 1962 - Dukakis is elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
1966 - Unsuccessful bid for Massachusetts Attorney General.
1970 - Loses race for lieutenant governor.
1970 - Becomes a partner of Hill & Barlow.
October 1, 1973 - Announces candidacy for Massachusetts governor.
November 5, 1974 - Defeats incumbent Francis W. Sargent in the gubernatorial election.
January 2, 1975-January 4, 1979 - Governor of Massachusetts.
September 19, 1978 - Loses the Democratic primary in the governor's race to Edward J. King, who goes on to win the general election.
1979-1982 - Dukakis teaches at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
January 1980 - Publishes "State and Cities: The Massachusetts Experience."