Gregory Francis

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Gregory Francis
Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands
Assumed office
January 1, 2007
Governor John de Jongh
Preceded by Vargrave Richards
Personal details
Born August 30, 1951
Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Cheryl Francis
Children 4

Gregory R. Francis (born August 30, 1951 Saint Croix) is a politician in the United States Virgin Islands. A Democrat, he has served as Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands since January 1, 2007, having been elected on a ticket with Governor John de Jongh.[1]


Early life[edit]

Gregory Francis was born in Saint Croix on August 30, 1951, to Olric Francis and Hyacinth Wilson-Francis.[2] He is one of seven siblings, the others of whom are Olrick, Herbert, Kathleen, Howard, Milton, Kenneth, and Arthur.[2]

Francis attended Christiansted Grammar School, Christiansted High School and Saint Croix Central High School.[1] He received a paralegal certificate from the University of the Virgin Islands in 1984 while serving in the United States Army.[1]

Military career[edit]

Francis moved to New York after graduation from high school, where he planned to attend a trade school.[1] However, because of a one-year residency requirement for the school, Francis enlisted in the United States Army instead.[1]

Francis would spend 27 years in the Army. He served as a Command Program Support Specialist, Supervisory Military Personal Specialist and a Recruiting and Retention Manager.[1] He was stationed in Germany, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands during his military career.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Biography of Gregory R. Francis". Office of the Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Lt. Governor Gregory R. Francis biography". Office of the Governor John de Jongh. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vargrave Richards
Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands
January 1, 2007–present
Succeeded by