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  Governor of Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the United States Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Governor of Massachusetts is the chief executive of the Commonwealth, and is supported by a number of subordinate officers.
The title of "His Excellency" is a throwback to the royally-appointed governors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Province of New England, and Royal Colony of Massachusetts, all of whom were afforded this title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Governor_of_Massachusetts   (672 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Governor of Massachusetts
Massachusetts is bordered on the north by New Hampshire and Vermont, on the west by New York, on the south by Connecticut and Rhode Island, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
Massachusetts has a reputation as being a politically liberal state, and is often used as an archetype of liberalism in the U.S. It is the home of the Kennedy family of political fame, and routinely votes for the Democratic Party in federal elections.
Governor Volpe died in 1994, and is buried in Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Governor-of-Massachusetts   (479 words)

  
 Hadley Arkes on Gay Marriage & Massachusetts on National Review Online
Massachusetts had long ago followed the lead of Congress in restricting the power of judges to intervene with injunctions to break strikes mounted by labor unions.
Faced with his resistance, the governor sought from the legislature the authority to give the mandate to another counsel and seek the kind of stay that would preserve, after all, the possibility of enacting the measure passed by this legislature.
The governor could have gone in, of course, with the attendance of aides; and if the cause was as important as he had professed to believe, he should not have been put off by vanity, or by a fear of appearing less than commanding.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/arkes200405170901.asp   (2433 words)

  
 Elliot Paul, The Governor of Massachusetts (1930)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Part II of The Governor of Massachusetts is given over to the political life, with which it deals sardonically and satirically ("one day while a senator was speaking, a messenger handed him a telegram and after glancing at it the senator cleared his throat, said, ‘On the other hand,’ and argued exactly the opposite way").
Paul, The Governor of Massachusetts (New York: Horace Liveright Co., 1930), 55, 89, 9, 12, 14.
This analysis of The Governor of Massachusetts is taken from Arnold Goldman's biography-in-progress of Elliot Paul.
www.cowbeech.force9.co.uk /GOVERNOR.htm   (2757 words)

  
 Massachusetts Elects Mormon Governor : "Romney win seen as sign of acceptance of Mormons"
Massachusetts, like much of America, was once so inhospitable to Mormons that the religion's founders, Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, rounded up their early followers and ushered them west to Utah.
Romney's father, George W. Romney, served as governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969 and ran unsuccessfully for president; another Mormon, Evan Mecham, served as governor of Arizona from 1987 until 1988, when he was impeached and removed from office.
Romney is poised to become only the second governor of Massachusetts who is not a member of one of the Catholic or Protestant denominations that dominate Western Christianity.
www.cesnur.org /2002/morm.htm   (868 words)

  
 Weld weighs run for N.Y. governor - The Boston Globe
William F. Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, is telling political leaders in New York state that he is seriously considering a run for governor there and will announce his decision next month.
Weld, who moved to Manhattan several years after he resigned as governor in 1997, has told leaders in both the state Republican Party and the Conservative Party that he is seriously considering seeking the GOP nomination in 2006 to succeed retiring Governor George Pataki.
As governor in Massachusetts, Weld crafted an image as a fiscal conservative who is liberal on social issues.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2005/08/17/weld_weighs_run_for_ny_governor   (933 words)

  
 Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Government State Capital Boston Governor Mitt Romney Massachusetts State Motto
The motto of Massachusetts is attributed to Algernon Sidney, an English soldier and politician.
The Governor is head of the executive branch and serves as chief administrative officer of the state and as commander-in-chief of the Massachusetts' military forces.
His or her responsibilities include preparation of the annual budget, nomination of all judicial officers, the granting of pardons (with the approval of the governor's Council), appointments of the heads of most major state departments, and the acceptance or veto of each bill passed by the Legislature.
www.netstate.com /states/government/ma_government.htm   (2280 words)

  
 Michael Dukakis - dKosopedia
Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis ran for President in 1988 as a smart, even-tempered, extremely competent chief executive.
Dukakis was born November 3, 1933, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1955, served in the Army and received a law degree from Harvard in 1960.
Dukakis won his first term as governor in 1974, but was unable to do much about a major state budget crisis and lost the Democratic primary in 1978 to Ed King.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Michael_Dukakis   (518 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Politics / Conventions / Massachusetts' Republican lieutenant governor links Kerry to Dukakis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Massachusetts economy was strong in the early 1980s, a turnaround known then as the ''Massachusetts miracle.'' By the end of the decade, well after Kerry had been elected to the Senate, the economy tumbled again.
''We in Massachusetts know that there was no Massachusetts miracle, it was a Massachusetts disaster that resulted in the very Democratic state never electing another Democratic governor since that time,'' she said.
In Massachusetts, candidates for governor and lieutenant governor run separately in the primary and as a ticket in the general election.
www.boston.com /news/politics/conventions/articles/2004/09/01/massachusetts_republican_lieutenant_governor_links_kerry_to_dukakis   (668 words)

  
 Ancestors of Governor Of Massachusetts Samuel ADAMS
His decision to support the new Federal constitution in the Massachusetts convention of 1788 is said to have carried the ratification by the narrow majority of 187 yeas to 168 nays, and this was really the most important of all his great services to his country and the republic.
This gentleman was born at Quincy, in Massachusetts, September 22d, 1722, in the neighbourhood afterwards rendered memorable as the birth place of Hancock, and as the residence of the distinguished family which has given two presidents to the United States.
In Massachusetts, a committee was appointed by the people of Boston to express the public sentiment in relation to this contemplated measure, for the guidance of the representatives to the general court.
www.whosyomama.com /gabroaddrick3/4/38661.htm   (3982 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Local / Romney declares he will run for reelection
Governor Mitt Romney, seeking to quash any questions about his political future, said yesterday that he will run for reelection in 2006.
It is an issue that could be significant in a state in which two of the last three governors, both Republicans, left office before their terms expired.
He was given a prominent speaking role at the Republican convention, and he won election last month as vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association, putting him in line to head the group during the 2006 campaign.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2004/12/23/romney_declares_he_will_run_for_reelection   (858 words)

  
 Chapter 26
Even when he entered office as governor of Massachusetts that storm was gathering fast, and ~John Albion Andrew was one of the first to discover it.
Of the sixteen famous and remarkable American "war governors" who upheld the hands of the general government through those four terrible years of civil war, none is more famous or was more remarkable than John Albion Andrew, the twenty-first governor of Massachusetts.
He received, on behalf of the State of Massachusetts, those stained and tattered battle flags, "to be sacredly preserved forever in the archives of the commonwealth, as grand emblems of the heroic services and patriotic devotion to liberty and union of one hundred and forty thousand of her dead and living Sons."
www.usgennet.org /usa/ma/county/plymouth/books/bay/set3/chap26.htm   (1247 words)

  
 Governor of Massachusetts - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
John Hancock, first Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Kerry Healey, Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Governor of Massachusetts, Governor of Massachusetts, Lieutenant Governor, Succession, No Single Governor, New and Current Line of Succession, Governors of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, External links, Lists of United States governors and Governors of Massachusetts.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Governor_of_Massachusetts   (693 words)

  
 CONEG - Massachusetts Governor
itt Romney was elected Governor of the Commonwealth in November 2002.
Governor Romney, born in March 1947, graduated from Brigham Young University, and received an MBA and law degrees from Harvard University.
In his inaugural message, Governor Romney focused on the themes of change and inclusiveness in a state government that is responsive to its people.
www.coneg.org /govs/Massachusetts.htm   (117 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Massachusetts Governor's Race -- Massachusetts Political Profile
The next governor will face a series of problems, the most pressing of which is the state's current budget crisis.
Massachusetts voted 61 - 38 percent for Bill Clinton in 1996, his biggest margin in the nation.
The tradition of politics in Massachusetts, while perhaps not as freewheeling as in the past, continues to be a trademark of day-to-day life in the Commonwealth.
www.pbs.org /newshour/vote2002/races/ma_profile.html   (881 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / Massachusetts governor rules out role in Bush administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is ruling out a role in President Bush's second administration and said a presidential run in 2008 is "too remote" to think about now.
"He knows that because of our history in Massachusetts of having two elected governors leave before their terms were over, that this was an important issue in my campaign that I made a firm commitment and I intend to honor that," Romney added.
And while he didn't rule out a White House bid, he said his re-election race for governor and running the state for the next two years would consume much of his time and make a 2008 presidential run "too remote in time and probability to be talking about."
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/11/10/massachusetts_governor_rules_out_role_in_bush_administration   (372 words)

  
 Massachusetts Governor
Several weeks ago, Governor Swift of Massachusetts, a woman and a Republican, decided to take two months off to be with her newborn children.
If the governor of a state, male or female, wishes to start a family, let them do so on their own time and not present a hindrance to state workings.
The good governor did not take off because she was pregnant, but because she had a child (the usual result of a pregnancy).
www.abctexas.com /saxe05302001.html   (1122 words)

  
 Governor of Massachusetts Drops Re-election Bid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
She is the first U.S. governor to give birth in office when she had twin girls in May. She also has a 3-year-old daughter.
Earlier, as lieutenant governor, the state Ethics Commission ruled she had created an appearance of impropriety by allowing aides to baby-sit for her older daughter and fined her $1,250.
What Massachusetts needs isn't so much a conservative pro-lifer candidate for governor; what it needs is a severe scourging from the hand of God.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/fr/649565/posts   (4243 words)

  
 Winthrop, John, 1588-1649, governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Winthrop, John, 1588-1649, governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony.
A member of the Massachusetts Bay Company, he led the group that arranged for the removal of the company’s government to New England and was chosen (1629) governor of the proposed colony.
It was while he was deputy governor and Sir Henry Vane (1613–62) was governor that Winthrop bitterly and successfully opposed the antinomian beliefs of Anne Hutchinson and her followers, who were supported by Vane.
www.bartleby.com /65/wi/WinthrpJ1.html   (325 words)

  
 Governor Says Massachusetts Is No Gay Las Vegas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts should not become the Las Vegas of gay marriage, Gov. Mitt Romney said on Thursday as he vowed to block efforts to repeal a law that bars the state from marrying homosexual couples from out of state.
The governor said he would veto any attempt to repeal a 91-year old law that he says prevents gay couples from other states from being married in Massachusetts.
Last year, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional and ordered the state to give same-sex couples equal marriage rights beginning May 17.
freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1130872/posts   (913 words)

  
 Mark Cimini
A staunchly independent and pioneering lawyer and political activist, Barbara C. Johnson, announced her candidacy for Governor of Massachusetts.
Johnson, an outspoken advocate for court reform -- especially in protecting innocent parents against false accusations of child abuse and domestic violence in divorce actions -- said that these often fraudulent accusations are known as the "nuclear bomb" of the divorce business.
A divorced parents' right to his or her children and the corresponding right of children to both parents are one of the major civil rights issues that Barbara wants to address as Governor.
www.barbforgovernor.com /cgi-bin/D.PL?d=barb.act.cim01   (1562 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Party leader: Weld ponders New York governor run   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Republican Gov. William Weld is considering a 2006 run for the governorship of his native New York, the head of New York's politically influential Conservative Party said Monday.
Weld, a millionaire lawyer, was elected governor of Massachusetts in 1990 and easily re-elected in 1994.
Weld resigned as governor in 1997 when then-President Clinton nominated him to become U.S. ambassador to Mexico, but the nomination was blocked in the Senate.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-08-15-weld-nygovernor_x.htm   (713 words)

  
 Hutchinson, Thomas on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
HUTCHINSON, THOMAS [Hutchinson, Thomas] 1711-80, colonial governor of Massachusetts (1771-74) and historian, b.
He was a member of the governor's council (1749-66), a delegate to the Albany Congress (1754), chief justice (1760-61), and lieutenant governor (1758-71).
When he was appointed royal governor in 1771, Hutchinson was perhaps the most powerful man in the colony, but he had bitter political enemies among the radicals, notably Samuel Adams.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/h/hutchinsot1.asp   (699 words)

  
 Introduction to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Symbols Almanac Geography State Maps People News Newspapers ...
Though born in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1919-1921 and went on to be elected President of the United States in 1924.
The Puritan State: In another reference to early colonization, Massachusetts has been called "The Puritan State" because of the Puritan emigrants who arrived in Massachusetts looking for a place to practice their religion where they would not be subject to persecution.
The Massachusetts State Quarter is the first commemorative quarter of the new millennium and displays the only design to date determined by the children of the state.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ma_intro.htm   (566 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Ex-Massachusetts governor might run in New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Weld was elected governor of Massachusetts in 1990 and easily re-elected in 1994.
He resigned as governor in 1997 when then-President Clinton nominated him to become U.S. ambassador to Mexico, but then the nomination was blocked.
If he won the governor's race, he would be only the second person in history to serve as governor of two states.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-04-26-weld_x.htm   (457 words)

  
 John Davis (Massachusetts Governor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in 1787 in Northborough, Massachusetts, he served as the Whig governor of Massachusetts from 1834 to 1835.
He died in 1854 in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was buried at the Rural Cemetery in Worcester, Massachusetts.
 This article about a Massachusetts politician is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Davis_(Massachusetts_Governor)   (119 words)

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