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Lurleen Burns Wallace

Lurleen Burns WallaceAKA Lurleen Burns

Born: 19-Sep-1926
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, AL
Died: 7-May-1968
Location of death: Houston, TX
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Greenwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL

Gender: Female
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: First Lady, Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Wife and surrogate governor of George Wallace

When the Alabama state consitution could not be amended to permit multiple consecutive terms for her husband George Wallace, she ran as his "surrogate" Governor, serving 16 January 1967 until her death from cancer on 7 May 1968. Lieutenant Governor Albert Brewer assumed governorship on her death.

Father: Henry Morgan Burns
Mother: Estelle Burroughs Burns
Husband: George Wallace (m. 22-May-1943, until her death)
Daughter: Bobbi Jo Parsons
Daughter: Peggy Sue
Son: George Wallace, Jr.
Daughter: Janie Lee

    Governor of Alabama 1967-68


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