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George Wallace


George Corley Wallace Jr. was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, a position he occupied for four terms, during which 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. He is best remembered for his staunch segregationist and populist views. Wallace famously 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".


  • Early life 

  • Early career 

  • Failed run for governor 

  • Governor of Alabama 

  • Democratic presidential primaries of 1964 

  • 1964 unpledged elector slate 

  • First Gentleman of Alabama 

  • 1968 third-party presidential run 

  • Second term as governor 

  • Democratic presidential primaries of 1972 and assassination attempt 

  • Democratic presidential primaries of 1976 

  • Final term as governor 

  • Marriages and children 

  • Final years and death 

  • Legacy and honors