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Wednesday, 26 November 2008 12:41

George Wallace

George Corley Wallace Jr.

Born: August 25, 1919(1919-08-25), Clio, Alabama

Died: September 13, 1998 Montgomery, Alabama

Age: 79

Cause of death: Septic shock from a bacterial infection

Notable because: In 'Sweet Home Alabama' he is the reference to "In Birmingham, they love the governor". A pro segregationsist who ran for president and survived attempted assassination to become a born again christian. Inaugurated as Governor he said  "I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

 

George Wallace was a Governor of Alabama for four terms (1963-1967, 1971-1979 and 1983-1987). A Dixiecrat, he ran for U.S. President four times, running officially as a Democrat three times and in the American Independent Party once. He is best known for his pro-segregation attitudes during the American desegregation period, which he modified later in life.

 

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