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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-08-08 02:50 PM
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140. L. Douglas Wilder (1931- ), 1st black state governor
In addition to being the first black state governor (Virginia, 1990-1994), his election as Lt. Governor in 1985 made him also the first black politician elected to state-level executive office and the highest-ranking black state official in the nation. He was elected mayor of Richmond, VA, his hometown, in 2004, and continues in office.

http://www.vahistorical.org/sva2003/wilder.htm
http://www.africanamericans.com/LDouglasWilder.htm
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