|George Corley Wallace Jr.|
|Wallace announces he is a presidential candidate on a third party ticket, February 8, 1968.|
|45th Governor of Alabama|
January 14, 1963 – January 16, 1967
|Lieutenant||James B. Allen|
|Preceded by||John Malcolm Patterson|
|Succeeded by||Lurleen Wallace|
January 18, 1971 – January 15, 1979
|Preceded by||Albert Brewer|
|Succeeded by||Fob James|
January 17, 1983 – January 19, 1987
|Preceded by||Fob James|
|Succeeded by||H. Guy Hunt|
|Born||George Corley Wallace Jr.
August 25, 1919
|Died||September 13, 1998 (aged 79)
|Resting place||Greenwood Cemetery|
American Independent Party (1968)
|Spouse(s)||Lurleen Wallace (deceased)
Cornelia Ellis Snively (divorced)
Lisa Taylor (divorced)
|Children||George Wallace, Jr.
Bobbi Jo Wallace-Parson
|Alma mater||University of Alabama|
|Service/branch||United States Army Air Corps|
|Years of service||1942-1945|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
George Corley Wallace (born August 25, 1919 – died September 13, 1998) was an American politician. He served four terms as governor of Alabama, and also ran for President of the United States several times, during the 1960s and 1970s. Wallace was a longtime supporter of segregation; a policy that did not allow African-Americans to attend the same schools, or go to many of the same public places, as white people. In time, he changed his views, and said that he was sorry to African-Americans, and other people hurt by segregation.
During the 1972 presidential campaign, Wallace was shot by a would-be assassin, and suffered permanent injury to his spine. He could no longer walk, and spent the rest of his life using a wheelchair. After his last term as governor, he began speaking in public places (including churches), to promote tolerance and friendship between people of different races.
Wallace was born on August 25, 1919 in Cilio, Alabama. He studied at University of Alabama. Wallace was married to Laurleen Wallace until her death. Then he was married to Corelia Wallace until they divorced. Then he was married to Lisa Taylor until they divored. He had four children. Wallace died on September 13, 1998 in Montgomery, Alabama from a spinal infection, aged 79.
References[change | edit source]
- "George C. Wallace". Encyclopædia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica Online Encyclopædia Britannica Inc.). August 25, 2012. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/634760/George-C-Wallace. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
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|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: George Wallace|
- Governor Wallace's Schoolhouse Door speech archived at the University of Alabama
- George Wallace article at the Encyclopedia of Alabama
- George Wallace - Daily Telegraph obituary
- Oral History Interview with George Wallace from Oral Histories of the American South
- Caught on Tape: The White House Reaction to the Shooting of Alabama Governor and Democratic Presidential Candidate George Wallace from History's News Network: http://hnn.us/articles/45104.html
- George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire PBS American Experience documentary, including complete transcript, teacher tools and links
- Cornelia Wallace's Obituary on Decatur Daily
- Political Graveyard
- Booknotes interview with Stephen Lesher on George Wallace: American Populist, February 27, 1994.