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==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> Washington College: Jeannie Patterson Baliles</ref> and the Richmond Ballet.<ref>{{cite web|last=Baliles |first=Jeannie |title=Richmond Ballet |url= |accessdate=4 September 2011 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl= |archivedate=24 March 2012 |df= }}</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= |accessdate=25 October 2011 |newspaper=Richmond Times Dispatch }}{{dead link|date=April 2017 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}</ref> Ms. Baliles, who was divorced from Governor Baliles in 1996,<ref>{{cite web|title=Richmond Magazine|url=|accessdate= 29 October 2011}}</ref> has two children from the marriage, Laura and Jonathan.
==Founder of the Virginia Literacy Foundation==