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date: 22 October 2020

Wallace, Lurleen Burnslocked

(19 September 1926–07 May 1968)
  • James L. Sledge

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Wallace, Lurleen Burns (19 September 1926–07 May 1968), governor of Alabama, was born Lurleen Burns in Fosters, Alabama, the daughter of Henry Morgan Burns, a river bargeman and farmer, and Janie Estelle Burroughs. Reared in a small, rural community in Tuscaloosa County, she attended local schools and graduated from high school at the age of fifteen. Wallace began taking classes at Tuscaloosa Business College and worked part time at Kress’s Five-and-Ten-Cents Store. While clerking at Kress’s, she met ...

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