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George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama

 
 
George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. Davis-Wallace House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Comrades (approx. 0.4 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clayton.
 
George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 16, 2012
2. George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama Marker
George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James L.Whitman, November 27, 2022
3. George Corley Wallace, Lurleen Burns Wallace Governors of Alabama Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2013, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2013, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama.   3. submitted on November 27, 2022, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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