Chicago-born Deval Patrick draws big response for speech

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If you didn’t know Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick — you do now.

But did you know the Chicago-born governor is the son of Sun Ra Arkestra saxophonist Pat Patrick? According to the Boston Globe, he donated his father’s scores, photographs and recordings to Berklee College of Music.

Or that Patrick officiated Rep. Barney Frank’s wedding to Jim Ready in Newton, Mass., in July 2012? Frank was the first sitting member of congress to be married to a partner of the same sex, according to The New York Times

The man who replaced Mitt Romney as governor of The Bay State stole the show Tuesday night with his speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Patrick was immediately trending on Twitter, where celebrities like Gabrielle Union and Mia Farrow weighed in:

It wasn’t just celebrities who reacted to Patrick’s speech, according to website BostInno, which documented the responses of Massachusetts residents.

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