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Edward J. King
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Birth Date:May 11, 1925
Astrology Sign:Taurus
Chinese Sign:Ox - Yin
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Occupation:US Politician

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Edward J. King

Biography:Edward J. King (born May 11, 1925) was the Governor of the U.S. state of Massachusetts from 1979 to 1983.

Born in 1925 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a graduate of Boston College and Bentley College, King played professional football as a guard with the All-America Football Conference Buffalo Bills from 1948 to 1949 and the Baltimore Colts in 1950. Prior to winning election as Governor, his only elected office, he served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Port Authority and President of the New England Business Council.

In 1978, King defeated incumbent Governor Michael Dukakis in the Democratic primary, and served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1979 to 1983. He was defeated for re-election in a 1982 rematch with Dukakis. During his term of office, Governor King froze property taxes, reduced state spending on social programs, undertook a variety of efforts to encourage increased business and agricultural opportunities in the Commonwealth, and took a tough stand on crime by introducing mandatory minimum sentences and passing legislation to reintroduce the death penalty in Massachusetts, a measure which was later ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. President Ronald Reagan called King his "favorite Democratic governor" and King endorsed Reagan in the 1984 Presidential election.

Following his term of office, Governor King joined the public relations firm of Hill & Knowlton. He currently maintains residences in both Massachusetts and Florida.

Preceded by Michael Dukakis Governor of Massachusetts (1979-1983) Succeeded by Michael Dukakis

Governors of Massachusetts  Colony  Endicott • Winthrop • T. Dudley • Haynes • Vane • Winthrop • T. Dudley • Bellingham • Winthrop • Endicott • T. Dudley • Winthrop • Endicott • T. Dudley • Endicott • Bellingham • Endicott • Bellingham • Leverett • Bradstreet

 Dominion  J. Dudley • Andros • Bradstreet

 Province  W. Phips • Stoughton • Coote • Stoughton • Governor's Council • J. Dudley • Tailer • Shute • Dummer • Burnet • Dummer • Tailer • Belcher • Shirley • S. Phips • Shirley • S. Phips • Pownall • Hutchinson • Bernard • Hutchinson • Gage

 Commonwealth  Hancock • Cushing • Bowdoin • Hancock • Adams • Sumner • Gill • Governor's Council • Strong • Sullivan • Lincoln, Sr. • Gore • Gerry • Strong • Brooks • Eustis • Morton • Lincoln, Jr. • Davis • Armstrong • Everett • Morton • Davis • Morton • Briggs • Boutwell • Clifford • Washburn • Gardner • Banks • Andrew •

Chinese Horoscope for Edward J. King
Includes characteristics and Vices
Edward J. King's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 24, 1925 - February 12, 1926
Birthday: May 11, 1925

The Ox is a Yin,
and is the Second sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Strength of Purpose

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Edward J. King's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: May 11, 1925

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Edward J. King's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: May 11, 2023

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.




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