Novelist David Baldacci to be Valediction
author David Baldacci, a 1986 U.Va. law alumnus, has been chosen
by the Universitys undergraduate class of 2002 to be the
featured speaker at Valedictory Exercises May 18 during graduation
who practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., is the author
of fast-paced suspense novels, including Absolute Power, Total
Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth, Saving Faith, Wish You
Well and Last Man Standing, published this month.
best-sellers, his novels often involve dilemmas of ordinary people
close to centers of power. Absolute Power, his first, was made
into a movie starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman.
Virginia native and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University,
Baldacci is active in numerous charities and sits on the boards
of the Central Virginia chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society,
the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and VCU.