Born: Richmond, Va., grandson of slaves.Education: BA, Virginia Union University, 1951. Law degree, Howard University School of Law, 1959. Military service: Served in Korea from 1952-53; was awarded the Bronze Star. Profession: Lawyer Marital status: Divorced, with three children. Elected office: Virginia Senate, 1969; reelected in 1973, 1977, and 1981. Lieutenant governor of Virginia, 1985. Governor of Virginia, November 1989.