From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Stanley Dukakis (born November 3, 1933) served as the 65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts from 1975–1979 and from 1983–1991, and was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988. He was born to Greek immigrants of partly Vlach origin in Brookline, Massachusetts, also the birthplace of John F. Kennedy, and was the longest serving governor in Massachusetts history. He was the second Greek American governor in U.S. history after Spiro Agnew. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Dukakis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.