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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

L. Douglas Wilder

1931

 

— Richmond —

 
L. Douglas Wilder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. L. Douglas Wilder Marker
Inscription.  First elected African-American governor in U.S. history, Wilder was a Virginian Senator and Lt. Governor before elected to the Commonwealth's top post. He balanced the state budget during recession without raising taxes and kept the state's highest bord rating. The emergency fund recreated allowed record setting capital improvements.
 
Erected by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Legends Walk series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.488′ N, 75° 58.43′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue just south of 14th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Matthew Fontaine Maury (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ralph Stanley (here, next to this marker); Secretariat (here, next to this marker); James P. Lannon
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(here, next to this marker); Claude V. Ricketts (here, next to this marker); Meriwether Lewis (here, next to this marker); Richard E. Byrd (here, next to this marker); Arthur Ashe (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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