Gregory Francis

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Gregory Francis
Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1, 2007
Governor John de Jongh
Preceded by Vargrave Richards
Personal details
Born (1951-08-30) August 30, 1951 (age 63)
St. Croix, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Cheryl Francis
Children 4
Alma mater University of the Virgin Islands

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]

Biography[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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
2007–present
Incumbent