My name is
Lawrence Douglas Wilder
I was born in
January 17 1931
I received my education at
Virginia Union University, Howard University
I am know as
The first African-american state senator.
I became famous when I
Was elected the first black governor of virginia.
An interesting fact about me is
I served as governor from 1986 to 1990.
Another interesting fact is
I persisted in sponsoring legislation that led to establishing a state holiday honoring Dr. Martin King, Jr.
One more interesting fact is
I was the grandson of slaves. I grew up in the Church Hill section of the City. My parents named me after abolition-orator Fredrick Douglass and poet paul Lawrence Dunbar.
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