Gerald Lee Baliles

Gerald Lee Baliles

Birth
Patrick County, Virginia, USA
Death 29 Oct 2019 (aged 79)
Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 204260014 · View Source
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Virginia Governor. He served as the 65th Governor of Virginia from January 18, 1986 to January 13, 1990. He graduated from Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va and then attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he received a bachelor’s degree in government in 1963. He later attended the University of Virginia law school where he graduated in 1967. He went on to serve as a deputy attorney general of Virginia before being elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1975. After serving three terms in that legislative body, he was elected to the office of Attorney General of Virginia in 1981. He served in this position until 1985, when he resigned to focus on his campaign for governor. In 1985, he ran, as a Democrat, for the governorship of Virginia and was successful in the November general election against Republican Wyatt B. Durrette Jr.. He went on to serve as governor for one term and stepped down in January of 1990. During his tenure as governor, he increased funding for transportation, education, and the environment and was seen as being "boldly cautious." After leaving office, he practiced law and served on various boards and commissions. He passed away from complications from kidney cancer.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 29 Oct 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 204260014
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerald Lee Baliles (8 Jul 1940–29 Oct 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 204260014, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.