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George Corley Wallace

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George Corley Wallace, American Former governor. Bar: Alabama 1942. Candidate for president American Indiana Party, 1968, Democratic primary, 1972, 76; board of 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.

Background

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

Education

University of Alabama. University of Alabama (Bachelor of Laws).

Career

Assistant attorney general, State of Alabama, 1946-1947;member Barbour County Legislation, State of Alabama, 1947-1953;judge 3d judicial district, State of Alabama, 1953-1958;governor, State of Alabama, 1963-1966, 71-79, 83-87;sole practice, Clayton, Alabama, 1958-1962;director rehabilitation resources, U. 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.

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