Lurleen Wallace at Age Two

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Title

Lurleen Wallace at Age Two

Subject

Governors
Wallace, Lurleen Burns, 1926-1968

Description

Lurleen Burns Wallace at age two when a photographer stopped at her home with his billy goat and wagon to make her picture. The Burns were living in Tuscaloosa at that time.

Lurleen Burns Wallace, was Governor of Alabama from 1967 until her death from cancer in 1968. She was the 46th Governor of the State of Alabama succeeding her husband, George Wallace. She was the only woman ever elected to the office.

Lurleen Burns was born September 19, 1926, in Tuscaloosa County. She was married to George Wallace on May 21, 1943, in a judge's office in the Alston Building in Tuscaloosa when she was sixteen years old. They had four children, 3 daughters - Bobbi Jo, Peggy Sue, and Lee – and one son – George, Jr.

For a comprehensive biography for Lurleen Burns Wallace, go to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wallace/peopleevents/pande06.html






Source

Tuscaloosa News Archive

Date

1928

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

181

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7 inches by 5 inches

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