Gerald Baliles

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Gerald Baliles
65th Governor of Virginia
In office
January 18, 1986 – January 13, 1990
LieutenantDouglas Wilder
Preceded byChuck Robb
Succeeded byDouglas Wilder
Chair of the National Governors Association
In office
August 9, 1988 – August 1, 1989
Preceded byJohn H. Sununu
Succeeded byTerry Branstad
34th Attorney General of Virginia
In office
January 16, 1982 – June 30, 1985
GovernorChuck Robb
Preceded byMarshall Coleman
Succeeded byWilliam Broaddus
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 35th district
In office
January 14, 1976 – January 13, 1982
Preceded byHoward Carwile
Succeeded byC. Hardaway Marks
Personal details
Gerald Lee Baliles

(1940-07-08)July 8, 1940
Stuart, Virginia, U.S.
DiedOctober 29, 2019(2019-10-29) (aged 79)
Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Cause of deathPulmonary fibrosis caused by kidney cancer
Political partyDemocratic
Jeannie Patterson
(m. 1965; div. 1996)

Robin Deal (m. 2003)
EducationWesleyan University (BA)
University of Virginia (LLB)

Gerald Lee Baliles (July 8, 1940 – October 29, 2019) was an American politician and lawyer. He was the 65th Governor of Virginia from 1986 to 1990. He was the state's Attorney General from 1982 to 1985 and was in the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Baliles died on October 29, 2019 under hospice care in Charlottesville, Virginia at the age of 79.[2] He had kidney cancer and pulmonary fibrosis at the time of his death.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Miller Center". University of Virginia. Archived from the original on September 3, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
  2. Former Governor Gerald Baliles passes away
  3. "Gerald Baliles, Virginia's governor from 1986 to 1990, enters palliative care program for cancer". Retrieved October 29, 2019.