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George Corley Wallace

George Corley Wallace, American former governor. Bar: Alabama 1942.

Background

  • Wallace, George Corley was born on August 25, 1919 in Clio, Alabama, United States. Son of George C. and Mozell (Smith) Wallace.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University Alabama, 1942.

    Career

    • Assistant attorney general State of Alabama, 1946-1947, member Barbour County Legislation, 1947-1953, judge 3d judicial district, 1953-1958, governor, 1963-1966, 71-79, 83-87. Sole practice Clayton, Alabama, 1958-1962. Director rehabilitation resources University Alabama, Birmingham, 1979-1983.

      Chair public administration Troy State University, Montgomery, Alabama, 1987-1995. President Alabama Board Education Sponsor, Wallace Act for state trade schools, 1947.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Alabama 1942.

    Membership

    Candidate for president American Indiana Party, 1968, Democratic primary, 1972, 76. Board directors Alabama Tuberculosis Association. Past Sunday school teacher and superintendent Methodist Church Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, PTO. Member American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, DAV. Lodges: Masons, Shriners, Moose, Elks, Modern Woodman of World, Order Eastern Star, Civitan International.

    Connections

    • Married Lurleen Burns, May 23, 1943 (deceased). Children: Bobbie Jo, Peggy Sue, George Corley, Janie Lee. Married Cornelia Ellis Snively, January 1971 (divorced January 1978).

      Married Lisa Taylor, September 1981 (divorced January 1987).
    • father: George C. Wallace
    • mother: Mozell (Smith) Wallace
    • spouses: Lurleen Burns
    • Cornelia Ellis Snively
    • Lisa Taylor
    • children: Bobbie Jo Wallace
    • Peggy Sue Wallace
    • George Corley Wallace
    • Janie Lee Wallace
    George Corley Wallace
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    Born August 25, 1919
    Died September 13, 1998
    (aged 79)
    Nationality
    • 1942
      University Alabama
    • 1953 - 1958
      Assistant, attorney general State of Alabama
    • 1958 - 1962
      sole practice, Clayton
      Alabama, United States
    • 1963 - 1966
      Assistant, attorney general State of Alabama
    • 1979 - 1983
      director, rehabilitation resources University Alabama
      Birmingham, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    • 1987 - 1995
      chair public administration Troy State University
      Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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