Public Figure Profiles

Douglas Wilder

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.Born in Richmond, Virginia, Wilder graduated from Virginia Union University and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He established a legal practice in Richmond after graduating from the Howard University School of Law. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilder won election to the Virginia Senate in 1969. He remained in that chamber until 1986, when he took office as the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, becoming the first African American to hold statewide office in Virginia. In the 1989 Virginia gubernatorial election, Wilder narrowly defeated Republican Marshall Coleman.

Wilder left the gubernatorial office in 1994, as the Virginia constitution prohibits governors from seeking re-election. He briefly sought the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination, but withdrew from the race before the first primaries. He also briefly ran as an independent in the 1994 Virginia Senate election before dropping out of the race. Wilder returned to elective office in 2005, when he became the first directly elected mayor of Richmond. After leaving office in 2009, he worked as an adjunct professor and founded the United States National Slavery Museum.

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Some of their strengths

Douglas Wilder has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Practical, Hardworking, Loyal, Generous, Optimistic, Sophisticated, and Organized.

Smart and Hardworking

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Douglas Wilder is someone who is a smart, hardworking, reliable, and loyal person, who is detail-oriented and orderly, but also generous and optimistic. A person who is known for being fun and creative.

Adventurous and Free

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Douglas Wilder well know them as someone who can be talented, wayward and free, like a big river or the ocean.

Independent and Organized

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Douglas Wilder as someone who is independent, organized, inventive, and generous.

A person who is curious and a loves learning, who seems to always know what to say, who has an optimism that can overcome any difficult situation, and who seems to be able to master almost any skill.

Wise and Deep

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Douglas Wilder is someone who tends to have an internal innate wisdom, and who people tend to see as an "old soul".

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Patient and Perseverent

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Douglas Wilder tends to be someone who is patient, faithful, hardworking and persistent, and who wants to achieve a lot in life. Who tends to be rather private when it comes to expressing feelings, enjoys being independent and self-sufficient, and who is not afraid of any obstacle.

Some of Douglas Wilder's challenges

While Douglas Wilder has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Douglas Wilder can be Suspicious, Stubborn, Difficult, Perfectionist, Domineering, Impatient, and Temperamental.

Suspicious and Stubborn

One of Douglas Wilder's key challenges is that they are someone who can be suspicious and stubborn.

Domineering and Impatient

Douglas Wilder is someone who can be demanding, egotistical, and controlling, can have a lack of judgment regarding personal finances, be argumentative and stubborn, and who can have a tendency to be withdrawn and spend time in self-imposed isolation.

Callous and Stubborn

Finally, Douglas Wilder also can come across as cold and unemotional, be too dismissive of others' opinions, and be overly suspicious, selfish and crafty.

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