Governor George Corley Wallace

Wallace descends from Richard Corley born ca. 1750 NC

The Heart of Dixie skipped a beat yesterday (Sunday September 13)as Alabamians learned of the passing of George Corley Wallace, the fiery, pugnacious four-term governor of Alabama who died at 9:45 p.m. in Montgomery. George Wallace, the four-term governor of Alabama and three-time presidential candidate, died Sunday, September 13, in Montgomery. He is pictured here with Governor Lurleen Wallace, his beloved wife, who succeeded him briefly until her untimely death in 1967. Few other men in this century had such a profound impact in shaping the American political scene and, like the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, he will be remembered as one of the most influential presidential losers in American history. Genuine or not, as a presidential candidate in 1968 and again in 1972, Wallace unleashed a political revolution whose tremors are still felt today. The advent of "Wallacism" in the 60's paved the way for the candidacies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot, and the spectacular success of Republicanism in the South is due in large part to Wallace, whose anti- government rhetoric paved the way. Governor Wallace's abiding love for Alabama and her people was never questioned, and he never shrank from defending both. He was a figher, a visionary and one of the most brilliant political minds of his age. He will be sorely missed. Governor George Corley Wallace, RIP: by Jim Langcuster


He served on the staff Robert E. Lee throughout his tenure as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, Chief Quartermaster The South Carolina-born officer had graduated from West Point (1850) and served in the infantry before the war, part of the time as a regimental quartermaster. With the war already begun, he resigned his commission in the old army on May 4, 1861, and went South. His appointments included: captain and quartermaster (July 1861);lieutenant colonel, 60th Virginia (October 13, 1861); and chief quartermaster, Army of Northern Virginia (June 1862-April 9, 1865) After serving on the staff of General Garnett in western Virginia }during the first summer of the war, he became second in command of the 60th Virginia. He served with this unit until his resignation on March 10, 1562. He took a position as judge advocate in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida but, just prior to the Seven Days Battles, he returned to Virginia and was assigned to direct the Quartermaster's Department for Lee's army. Serving as head of a staff department, he was not strictly speaking a member of Lee's personal staff. After serving through all the army's campaigns he was given the task of reducing the amount of mules, horses, wagons, etc., for the transportation of the army on the dismal retreat to Appomattox. Settling in Norfolk after the war he was involved in the insurance business. He also served as an escort for his former chief Robert E. Lee during much of his Southern tour. (Freeman, Douglas S., R.E. Lee, Note: A must read for Corleys)


A Representative from South Carolina; born in Lexington County, S. C., February 10, 1823; was a student in Lexington Academy four years; engaged in business in 1838; opposed the first attempt at secession of South Carolina in 1852, when an effort was made to expel him from the State; editor of the South Carolina Temperance Standard in 1855 and 1856; during the Civil War entered the Confederate Army in 1863; captured by the National troops at Petersburg, Va., April 2,1865; took the oath of allegiance June 5, 1865; delegate to the constitutional convention of South Carolina in 1867; upon the readmission of South Carolina to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from July 25, 1868, to March 3, 1869; special agent of the United States Treasury in 1869; commissioner of agricultural statistics of South Carolina in 1870; treasurer of Lexington County in 1874; died in Lexington, S. C., November 20, 1902; interment in St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery.