The Contender
George Wallace
Born: August 25, 1919
Died: September 13, 1998
"I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

1945: Assistant Attorney General of Alabama

1946-1950: Member of the Alabama House of Representatives

1953-1959: Judge on the Third Judicial Circuit of Alabama

1963-1967: Governor of Alabama

1964: Enters the Democratic Primaries

1968: Runs for President of the United States as a third-party (American Independent Party) candidate

1971-1979: Governor of Alabama

1972: Enters the Democratic Primaries, assassination attempt ends it

1976: Enters the Democratic Primaries

1983-1987: Governor of Alabama

1968 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
Richard NixonRepublican30131,783,78343.4%
Hubert HumphreyDemocratic19131,271,83942.7%
George WallaceAmerican Independent469,901,11813.5%

Did you know...
In 1966 Alabama law prevented governors from serving consecutive terms in office, so George Wallace announced the candidacy of his wife Lurleen who became the state's first and only female governor to date.

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