George Corley Wallace Jr. was an American politician who served as the 45th Governor of Alabama for four terms. He is best remembered for his staunch segregationist and populist views. During his tenure, he promoted “low-grade industrial development, low taxes, and trade schools”. He sought the United States presidency as a Democrat three times, and once as an American Independent Party candidate, unsuccessfully each time. Wallace notoriously opposed desegregation and supported the policies of “Jim Crow” during the Civil Rights Movement, declaring in his 1963 inaugural address that he stood for “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever”. In 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. called Wallace “perhaps the most dangerous racist in America today”.
|Born:||George Corley Wallace Jr, August 25, 1919, Clio, Alabama, U.S.|
|Died:||September 13, 1998, Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.|
|Other political affiliations:||American Independent (1968)|
|Children:||4, including George Jr.|
|Education:||University of Alabama (LLB)|
|Preceded by:||Fob James|
|Succeeded by:||H. Guy Hunt|
|IMDb:||George Wallace’s IMDb|
About George Wallace
Democrat from Alabama who served his state as it’s Governor in the 1960’s, 1970’s, and 1980s. He ran for President four times and was known for his Southern populist and pro-segregation views.
He was a regional champion for boxing during his high school years.
A few years after a 1972 assassination attempt left him in a wheel chair he apologized to black civil rights leaders for his past actions as a segregationist and became the first governor to appoint two black members in the same cabinet.
He married three times, and divorced twice.
He publicly stated that he would run against US president John F. Kennedy for the Democratic nomination for President, but just days later JFK was assassinated.
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