Over a thousand people have taken the oath of office as governor a state in America. Only three of them were African American.
- P.B.S. Pinchback (Louisiana, 1870-1872)
- Douglas Wilder (Virginia, 1990-1994)
- Deval Patrick (Massachusetts, 2006-Present)
David Paterson will become the fourth Black person in our nation's history to be the chief executive officer of their state. This is truly a remarkable accomplishment that should make all villagers proud!