For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.
Life, May 26, 1972
George Wallace was Governor of Alabama from 1963-67, 1971-79, and 1983-87. In 1968 he ran for President as the candidate of the American Independent Party and won almost 10 million votes. While campaigning for the Democratic nomination for President in 1972 he was shot in an assassination attempt.