This Week, August 6, 2012 George Wallace, Jr.

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Rotary Tuscaloosa, George Wallace Jr.Born in Eufaula, Alabama in 1951, Wallace knew the importance of his father’s legacy at an early age. His family moved to Montgomery so his father could seek the governorship in 1962. He then graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1970 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Huntingdon College in Montgomery.

After pursuing graduate study in Public Administration and Political Science at Auburn University in Montgomery, and after working in higher education for a time, Wallace followed in his father’s footsteps by pursuing public office. In 1986 he was elected State Treasurer, and was re-elected in 1990. During his tenure he worked as an advocate for farming and small business, and worked to prosecute corruption. He also served two terms on the Alabama Public Service Commission from 1998 to 2002.

Wallace has also enjoyed success as a musician. Signed by MGM Records as a writer and artist, he played as the opening act for Hank Williams, Jr. in the 1970s. Wallace and his wife Elizabeth live in Shelby County, but spend much of their time in Florida.

Most recently Wallace has engaged his talents as a writer. He is the author of a new biography of his father, titled “Governor George Wallace, The Man You Never Knew by The Man Who Knew Him Best.” 



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