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Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Born: 19-Aug-1946
Birthplace: Columbia, SC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronaut

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Four-time shuttle astronaut

Military service: USMC (2nd Lt., to Maj. General, 1968-2003, Vietnam War, also Desert Thunder)

Active in the space program, 1981-94. Bolden was a member of crew on shuttle missions STS-61C (1986), STS-31 (1990), STS-45 (as commander, 1992), and STS-60 (as commander, 1994). He returned to active USMC duty in 1994.

Mother: Ethel M. Bolden
Wife: Alexis Walker ("Jackie", one son, one daughter)
Son: Anthony Che (b. 9-Jun-1971)
Daughter: Kelly M. (b. 17-Mar-1976)

    High School: C. A. Johnson High School, Columbia, SC (1964)
    University: BS Electrical Science, US Naval Academy, Annapolis (1968)
    University: MS Systems Management, University of Southern California (1977)
    Administrator: Trustee, University of Southern California

    JackandPanther LLC CEO
    TechTrans International, Inc. Senior VP (2003-05)
    American PureTex Water Corporation President and COO (2003)
    Member of the Board of GenCorp
    Member of the Board of Marathon Oil (2003-)
    Association of Space Explorers
    Obama for America
    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

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