Douglas Wilder, American sergeant and politician, 66th Governor of Virginia was born on January 17, 1931.

Lawrence Douglas Wilder is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 66th Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994. He was the first African American to serve as governor of a U.S. state since the Reconstruction era, and the first African American ever elected as governor.

Douglas Wilder, American sergeant and politician, 66th Governor of Virginia was born on January 17, 1931.

January 17, 1931

Douglas Wilder, American sergeant and politician, 66th Governor of Virginia was born on January 17, 1931.

Lawrence Douglas Wilder is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 66th Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994. He was the first African American to serve as governor of a U.S. state since the Reconstruction era, and the first African American ever elected as governor.