Wilson Goode

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Birthday
19, 1938
Birthplace
North Carolina
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
North Carolina

About

The first African-American mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an office he held from 1984 to 1992. His tenure was marred by the MOVE confrontation in 1985, which killed 11 people, and left 240 people homeless.

Before Fame

He earned his degree from Morgan State University in 1957.

Trivia

His son W. Wilson Good Jr. is a City Councilman in Philadelphia.

Family Life

He has three children with wife Velma Williams.

Associated With

He beat former mayor Frank Rizzo in the 1986 mayoral elections.