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  1. The first African-American governor of a U.S. state was P. B. S. Pinchback, who was not elected to the office of governor. Pinchback became Governor of Louisiana upon the removal of his predecessor from office, and served as governor from December 1872 to January 1873.
  2. Such an observation is common enough that the Bradley effect is sometimes called the "Wilder effect". [11]

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Douglas Wilder
78th Mayor of Richmond
In office
January 2, 2005 January 1, 2009
Senate of Virginia
Preceded by Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 30th district

Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 9th district

Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by
Preceded by Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by
Preceded by Mayor of Richmond
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Governor of Virginia
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