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Lurleen Brigham Burns Wallace
Original name: Lurleen Burns
Birth: Sep. 19, 1926
Tuscaloosa County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 7, 1968
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA

Alabama Governor, wife of George C. Wallace. Because of an Alabama law prohibiting governors from serving consecutive terms, Governor George Wallace had his wife campaign for governor. She won the election, and was inaugurated in January, 1967, as the first (and so far only) female governor of Alabama. She acted as a figurehead, with her husband controlling the actual policies and procedures of the governor's office. After only one year in office, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Despite surgery and radiation treatments, the cancer spread, and she died in 1968, during her husband's unsuccessful Presidential campaign. Her successor, Albert Brewer, created the Lurleen Wallace Courage Crusade, which eventually help raise money to build the first cancer treatment center in Alabama. The Lurleen B. Wallace Tumor Institute and the Wallace Patient Tower at the University of Alabama (Birmingham) Medical Center are named in her honor, as is Lake Lurleen in central Alabama. (bio by: Dustin Oliver) 
Family links: 
  Henry Morgan Burns (1900 - 1983)
  Janie Estelle Burroughs Burns (1902 - 1971)
  George Wallace (1919 - 1998)*
  Bobbie Jo Wallace Parsons (1944 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA
Plot: Under the stone tower in the circle at the entrance
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 17, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3571
Lurleen Brigham <i>Burns</i> Wallace
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Lurleen Brigham <i>Burns</i> Wallace
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- R I P
 Added: Jul. 25, 2016
Guv'na, you are remembered and loved, and a world class cancer center here honors your name and your suffering. Please let your husband the state's junior college system continues to offer opportunity for many because of his vision. In his pain and suffe...(Read more)
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