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also known as Lawrence Douglas Wilder

Governor of Virginia , mayor , Richmond , Virginia

Doug Wilder, American mayor, Richmond, Virginia, former Governor of Virginia. Achievements include becoming the first African-American to be elected governor in the United States, 1989.

Background

Wilder, Doug was born on January 17, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Virginia Union University, 1951. Juris Doctor, Howard University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Arizona State University, 2004.

Career

Member Virginia State Senate, 1969-1985. Lieutenant governor State of Virginia, 1986-1989, governor, 1989-1993. Al Douglas Wilder Distinguished professor Virginia Commonwealth University, since 1988.

Mayor City of Richmond, since 2005. Delaware Democratic National Convention, 1980. Agent National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund.

Achievements

  • Achievements include becoming the first African-American to be elected governor in the United States, 1989.

Religion

Baptism is something you do in obedience to God, but it is not essential for salvation. In other words, salvation is something God does for us, while baptism is something we do for God.

Politics

Religious freedom should be supported and the expressions of faith of others should be respected.

Views

All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.

Membership

Board directors United Givers Fund. Chairman board Red Shield Boys' Club. Served with United States Army, 1952-1953.

Member American Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, National Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Chamber of Commerce, Urban League (board directors Richmond), Omega Psi Phi. Clubs: Masons; Shriners.

Connections

Children: Lynn, Larry, Loren.

children:
Lynn Wilder

Larry Wilder

Loren Wilder