George Wallace Photo For SaleJump to: navigation, search This article is about the governor of Alabama. For other people named George Wallace, see George Wallace (disambiguation). George Wallace Wallace announces he is a presidential candidate on a third party ticket, February 8, 1968 45th Governor of Alabama In office January 14, 1963 – January 16, 1967 Lieutenant James B. Allen Preceded by John Malcolm Patterson Succeeded by Lurleen Wallace In office January 18, 1971 – January 15, 1979 Lieutenant Jere Beasley Preceded by Albert Brewer Succeeded by Fob James In office January 17, 1983 – January 19, 1987 Lieutenant Bill Baxley Preceded by Fob James Succeeded by H. Guy Hunt Personal details Born George Corley Wallace Jr. August 25, 1919 Clio, Alabama Died September 13, 1998 (aged 79) Montgomery, Alabama Resting place Greenwood Cemetery Montgomery, Alabama Political party Democratic American Independent Party (1968) Spouse(s) Lurleen Wallace (deceased) Cornelia Ellis Snively (divorced) Lisa Taylor (divorced) Children George Wallace, Jr. Bobbi Jo Wallace-Parson Peggy Sue Wallace-Kennedy Janie Lee Wallace-Dye Alma mater University of Alabama Profession Politician, lawyer Religion Methodist Signature Military service Service/branch United States Army Air Corps Years of service 1942-1945 Rank Staff Sergeant Battles/wars World War II George Corley Wallace Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician and the 45th governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. Wallace has the third longest gubernatorial tenure in post-Constitutional U.S. history at 5,848 days. After four runs for U.S. president (three as a Democrat and one on the American Independent Party ticket), he earned the title "the most influential loser" in 20th-century U.S. politics, according to biographers Dan T. Carter and Stephan Lesher. A 1972 assassination attempt left Wallace paralyzed, and he used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. He is remembered for his Southern populist and segregationist attitudes during the desegregation period. He eventually renounced segregationism but remained a populist.
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