Coach "Bear" Bryant and Governor Lurleen Wallace, 1967

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Title

Coach "Bear" Bryant and Governor Lurleen Wallace, 1967

Subject

Football coaches
Wallace, Lurleen Burns, 1926-1968
Bryant, Paul W., 1913-1983
University of Alabama
Governors

Description

Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, football coach at the University of Alabama, greets Governor Lurleen Wallace outside Denny Stadium (now Bryant-Denny Stadium) to welcome the governor to watch a Crimson Tide football scrimmage.

"Bryant was born in rural Arkansas in 1913 and helped work the family farm. He played on an Arkansas high school championship team and earned a scholarship to join the Crimson Tide. After positions at Maryland, Kentucky and Texas A&M he became the head coach at Alabama were he stayed for 25 seasons. Bryant retired in 1982 with a career record of 323-85-17."

http://bryant100.com/

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

Publisher

The Tuscaloosa News

Date

April 19, 1967

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

21

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 inches by 10 inches

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