|Name||L. Douglas Wilder|
Richmond, Virginia , United States
|| January 17, 1931
Oct 14, 2017 03:50pm
Black - Moderate - Divorced - U.S. Army - Baptist -
|Info||The Honorable Lawrence Douglas Wilder of Virginia is assured a prominent place in American history as the first African-American elected governor of a state. As an effective leader, however, he is not one to rest on his laurels when he has objectives to achieve. |
Research findings from the print and electronic media show Virginia's governor to be a gracious and sincere man, deeply concerned about the unraveling of our social and economic fabrics and our inability to repair them. Governor Wilder's mission is embodied in his vision of how government should work to enable everyone to participate fully in the democratic process, and to forge past lessons and present realities into tools that ensure our future.
This strong man was born in Richmond. His parents named him in honor of the poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar and the legendary Frederick Douglass. Marked at birth for greatness, Governor Wilder graduated from Virginia Union University and Howard University School of Law. He was a founding partner of the law firm of Wilder, Gregory and Martin.
Governor Wilder was elected to the state senate in 1969 and served there until 1985, when he was elected lieutenant governor in a campaign that brought him international recognition.
More than a hundred years ago, President Abraham Lincoln called Frederick Douglass, "One of the most meritorious men in America." Today it is fitting and hopeful that President Lincoln's words apply to a Virginian named L. Douglas Wilder
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