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|name = Jeannie Baliles
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|office = [[First Lady]] of [[Virginia]]
|term_start = January 18, 1986
|term_end = January 13, 1990
|predecessor = [[Lynda Bird Johnson Robb]]
|successor = ''Office Vacant'' (1990–1994)
|governor = [[Gerald L. Baliles]]
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|birth_name = Jeannie McPherson Patterson
|birth_place = [[North Carolina]], U.S.
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|spouse = {{marriage|[[Gerald L. Baliles]]|1965|1996|reason=divorced}}
|children = Laura Baliles<br>Jonathan Baliles
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|alma_mater = [[Washington College]]<br>[[Wesleyan University]]
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'''Jeannie P. Baliles''' founded the [[Virginia Literacy Foundation]], which was incorporated in 1987. She is the former wife of [[Gerald L. Baliles]], the 65th [[Governor of Virginia]], and served as First Lady of Virginia from 1986 to 1990.
 
==Personal life==
Jeannie McPherson Patterson Baliles was born in [[North Carolina]] and raised near [[Baltimore]]. She took her undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from [[Washington College]] (1962), and taught history until the birth of her first child. Ms. Baliles went on to earn a M.A.T. in history from [[Wesleyan University]]. She was inducted into the Delta Kappa Gamma honor society (education). Baliles is the founder and chairman of the Virginia Literary Foundation and served as the Chairman of the [[Virginia Opera]]. She has served as a trustee on the Virginia Environmental Endowment, the Community Foundation of Central Virginia, and the Jenkins Foundation. She has also served on the board of [[Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts|Wolf Trap]], the [[Nature Conservancy]], the Jamestown-Yorktown Trust, [[YMCA]], the [[Historic Richmond Foundation]], and on the Board of Trustees of [[Virginia Union University]]<ref>http://1962.washcoll.edu/jeanniepattersonbaliles/ Washington College: Jeannie Patterson Baliles</ref> and the Richmond Ballet.<ref>{{cite web|last=Baliles|first=Jeannie|title=Richmond Ballet|url=http://www.richmondballet.com/aboutrb/board.aspx|accessdate=4 September 2011}}</ref> In 2008, Richmond Mayor [[L. Douglas Wilder]] appointed her to a charter-study commission to review the City Charter.<ref>{{cite news|title=Wilder Announces Charter Study Appointees|url=http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2008/sep/30/char01_20080930-211527-ar-125415/|accessdate=25 October 2011|newspaper=Richmond Times Dispatch}}</ref> Ms. Baliles, who was divorced from Governor Baliles in 1996,<ref>{{cite web|title=Richmond Magazine|url=http://www.richmondmagazine.com/?articleID=227a31e5977785993a3d3ad95c0820b7|accessdate= 29 October 2011}}</ref> has two children from the marriage, Laura and Jonathan.
 
==Founder of the Virginia Literacy Foundation==