By Arturo Parra
- 1968 Presidential candidate (3rd Party)
- 45th Governor of Alabama
- Argued against busing of school children for racial integration.
- A 1972 assassination attempt left him paralyzed and he used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life.
- The George Wallace Tunnel on Interstate 10, which runs underneath Mobile, Alabama, is honored in his name.
George Wallace believed in preserving segregation. Wallace was a populist of this idea which caught on to the majority of whites in Alabama at the time. George served sixteen years over four terms which was considered as the longest-serving governor of Alabama. His wife, Lurleen Wallace, was the first and so far the only woman to serve as governor of Alabama.