Mills Edwin Godwin, Jr., was born November 19, 1914, at Chuckatuck in Nansemond County, now the City of Suffolk, Virginia. He completed public school and attended the college of William and Mary. He obtained his degree in law from the University of Virginia in 1938.
He first entered politics in 1948 when he began service in the House of Delegates. From 1952 to 1962 he served in the State Senate of Virginia. He was lieutenant-governor of Virginia from 1962 to 1966. His first election as governor in November 1965, came after he had received the Democratic nomination without opposition. He was elected governor a second time in November 1973 as Republican. On January 30, 1999, Mills E. Godwin Jr. died in Newport News, Virginia at the age of 84. He is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, VA.
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