Historic Markers Across Alabama



George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama



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Location: in front of Memorial Hall, on Eufaula St., Clayton, AL
County: Barbour
Coordinates: N 31° 52.663    W 085° 26.592
  31.87771666    -85.4432
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: WMG7A0
 



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George and Lurleen Wallace spent much time at Memorial Hall with their involvement in community events and the education of their children. They served 17 years as Governor and were the only husband and wife to serve as Alabama’s Governor. Wallace served an unprecedented four terms as Governor – Jan. 14, 1963 – Jan. 16, 1967, Jan. 18, 1971 – Jan. 15, 1979, Jan. 17, 1983 – Jan. 19, 1987. When he could not succeed himself Lurleen ran and was inaugurated Jan. 16, 1967. She died in office May 7, 1968. Wallace ran for President four times, served in the Alabama Legislature 1946 – 1950, and as Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit 1953 – 1959. They are interred in Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery.







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