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Feb 13 L. Douglas Wilder

Douglas Wilder (Virginia Union University) served as the first African American to be elected as governor of Virginia and first African-American governor of any state since Reconstruction. Wilder served as the 66th Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994. When he was elected earlier as Lieutenant Governor, he was the first African American elected to statewide office in Virginia. His most recent political office was Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, which he held from 2005 to 2009.

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CIAA Black History Fact: Lawrence Douglas Wilder  was originally published on foxync.com