President George Wallace, 1968?

I took a break from the early 1800s to post about a figure who’s been in the news recently: former Alabama Governor George Wallace, who in 1968 ran as the quixotic candidate of the American Independent Party. Take a listen. Then subscribe on iTunes.

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The quintessential fist-pounding George Wallace.

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George Wallace in debate.

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Magazines loved to caricature Wallace and LeMay.

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See?

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Nice pose, George. That won’t come back to haunt you.

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After being shot, Wallace bleeds out in a pickup truck.

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Wallace in the 1930s as a bantameweight state boxing champion.

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Another campaign trail Wallace. Note the weird side-part.

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Wallace in the 1980s, reparating with Jesse Jackson.

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Wallace in his final years as governor, confined to his wheelchair.

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