Virginia Biographies
by Moira Rose Donohue

Moira Rose Donohue has published six biographies of Virginia leaders –

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Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. – World #1 Tennis Player – first African American male to win a Grand Slam tournament

Harry F. Byrd, Sr. – Descendant of one of the first families of Virginia – Served in the U.S. Senate 1933 - 1965

Oliver W. Hill – Civil rights attorney in Richmond, VA

A. Linwood Holton, Jr. – Governor of Virginia 1970-74, President of the Center for Innovative Technology

Maggie L. Walker – African American teacher and businesswoman, first woman to charter a bank in the United States

L. Douglas Wilder – first African American governor of Virginia (1990-94), Mayor of Richmond (2005-2009)

Excerpt from Maggie L. Walker by Moira Rose Donohue.

The series is published by State Standards, Inc. for Virginia Studies classes.



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