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Clayton in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama

 
 
George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 16, 2012
1. George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is May 7, 1968.
 
Location. 31° 52.663′ N, 85° 26.592′ W. Marker is in Clayton, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on Eufaula Street. Located in front of Memorial Hall, a former school, on Eufaula Street in Clayton, AL. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clayton AL 36016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles
George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 16, 2012
2. George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama Marker
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Clayton, Alabama/Clayton’s Architectural Heritage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Octagon House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Barbour County / Early Barbour County Commissioners (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jere Locke Beasley (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Loving Memory of the Clayton Soldiers of the World War (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miller – Martin Townhouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clayton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2013, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2013, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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