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Suspense Novelist David Baldacci Is Chosen As Valedictory Speaker By U.Va Class Of 2002

November 5, 2001-- Best-selling author David Baldacci, a 1986 University of Virginia law alumnus, has been chosen by the University’s undergraduate class of 2002 to be the featured speaker at Valedictory Exercises next May 18 during graduation weekend.

Baldacci, 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.

Worldwide 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.

A 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.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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