George C. Wallace
Timeline: Two Americas

George C. Wallace
Portrait of George C. Wallace

20th President of the Confederate States
March 4, 1969 - March 4, 1975

Predecessor Lyndon B. Johnson
Successor James E. Carter
Vice President Albert B. Chandler
Born August 25, 1919
Clio, Alabama
Died September 13, 1998
Montgomery, Alabama
Political Party Nationalist
Profession Judge and politician

George Corley Wallace, Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was the 45th governor of Alabama (1964-1968) and the 20th president of the Confederate States of America (1969-1975). He would go on to return to politics as associate justice of the CS Supreme Court, having been nominated by president John Connally in 1982.

Wallace would be best remembered for his efforts for the Nationalist cause which successfully forestalled efforts toward reunification of the Americas for over thirty years. The continued policies of segregation, bordering on racism, were linked to Nationalism due to the concurrence of the Civil Rights Movement in the Confederacy. However, historians have argued, based on Wallace's years as a NAACP supported judge, that Wallace was truly just in favor of separate and equal segregation. These historians hold that the true cause that drove the man was the continuance of the CSA as a 'separate and equal' nation. Wallace's subsequent years on the Supreme Court would bear out the truth of these suppositions.

Significant international achievements during Wallace's time in Richmond included an end to the Nicaraguan war that had waged since insurgencies in the mid-1950's, and the completion of the manned missions to the moon. In the midst of his term, he was nearly killed by an assassin's bullet while campaigning on behalf of Nationalist party candidates for the Senate in 1972. As a result of the attempt, Wallace would be wheel-chair bound for the rest of his life. Upon leaving Richmond, Wallace would join the board of the Confederate Cancer Society in the wake of his wife's death to the disease during his campaign for president. He would remain unmarried the rest of his life, being an advocate for Cancer research even after joining the Supreme Court in 1982.

Early Life

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Early Political Career

Alabama state representative

Circuit Judge

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Governor of Alabama

Early loss and leader of the Nationalist Movement

Governor of Alabama

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President of the Confederate States

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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

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