|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 as Governor of Alabama serving from 1963 to 1967. He ran for President of the United States two times.
Wallace died at the age of 79 from a spinal infection after 26 years of being in a wheelchair.
Early life[change | edit source]
Career[change | edit source]
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.
Assassination attempt[change | edit source]
During the 1972 presidential campaign, Wallace was shot five times by a would-be assassin, Arthur Bremer. He suffered permanent injury to his spine. He could no longer walk, and spent the rest of his life using a wheelchair.
Later career[change | edit source]
Personal life[change | edit source]
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.
Death[change | edit source]
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.
- Greider, William (May 16, 1972). "Wallace Is Shot, Legs Paralyzed; Suspect Seized at Laurel Rally". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/daily/sept98/wallace051672.htm. Retrieved Aug 20, 2013.
- "George Wallace dies, Former Alabama governor made 2 strong bids for president". CNN.com. September 13, 1998. http://www.cnn.com/US/9809/13/wallace.obit/index.html. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
Other websites[change | edit source]
- 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.