About the Author More information on Son of Virginia, the autobiography by Former Virginia Governor, L. Douglas Wilder, can be found at www.sonofvirginia.com. Douglas Wilder’s career in public service spans 40 years and is noted for several historic milestones. Mr. Wilder became the first African-American to be elected governor in the U.S., leading the Commonwealth [...]
Even before I took my hand off the Bible and assumed the office of governor on Inauguration Day, the previous decade’s economy had begun to cool. On Day One, we did not yet know just how bad things would get — but it was obvious that the people of Virginia would need to become reacquainted [...]
I will use this blog, Wilder Visions, to engage and further the public dialogue. I will highlight issues of importance to my community in Central Virginia, the people of the commonwealth of Virginia, and to citizens across this nation -- perhaps even those beyond our shores.