Birth Name: George Corley Wallace, Jr.
Date of Birth: August 25, 1919
Place of Birth: Clio, Alabama, U.S.
Date of Death: September 13, 1998
Place of Death: Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
Ethnicity: English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish
George Wallace was an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as Governor of Alabama, from January 14, 1963 to January 16, 1967, January 18, 1971 to January 15, 1979, and January 17, 1983 to January 19, 1987.
He was the American Independent Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1968. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1964, 1972, and 1976.
George was the last person to date who, running as a third party candidate, received a pledged electoral vote and/or won a state in the electoral college, in 1968.
George was the son of Mozelle (Smith) and George Corley Wallace. He had four children with his first wife, Lurleen (Brigham) Wallace. Lurleen was Governor of Alabama, from 1967 to 1968, her death.
George’s paternal grandfather was George Oscar Wallace (the son of George Huey Wallace and Mary Ann Fleming). George’s grandfather George Wallace was born in Alabama. George’s great-grandfather George was the son of Allen Wallace and Eleanor Huey. Mary Ann was the daughter of Oliver Fleming and Olive Bradford.
George’s paternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth/L. McEachern (the daughter of James D. McEachern and Mildred Corley). Mary Elizabeth/L. was born in Alabama. James was the son of John McEachern and Elizabeth Connolly/Conoly. Mildred was the daughter of McCreeless/Macreless Corley and Mahala Bledsoe.
George’s maternal grandfather was named Obediah/Obed Howard Smith (the son of Sallie P.). Obediah was born in Alabama.
George’s maternal grandmother was Kate L./E. Frink (the daughter of Albert Hoke Frink and Susannah Elizabeth Bruton). Kate was born in Florida. Albert was the son of Thomas Frink and Sarah Brantley. Susannah was the daughter of David Bruton and Nancy Sarah Connell.
Sources: Genealogy of George Wallace – http://www.wargs.com
Genealogies of George Wallace (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of George’s father – http://www.ancestry.ca
Genealogy of George’s mother (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.ancestry.ca