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George Wallace was the governor of Alabama whose Stand At The Schoolhouse Door at the University of Alabama was witnessed by Forrest during the early 60's. This was an attempt to keep black students from getting an education. President John F. Kennedy had military force guard the school as well. Later, Governor Wallace tries to run for president, but fails when he gets shot, and gets paralyzed. But he doesn't die.
 
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'''George Corley Wallace, Jr.''' was the Governor of Alabama for two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms: from 1963-1967, 1971-1979, and 1983-1987. In [[Forrest Gump (film)|the ''Forrest Gump'' film]], he is seen during his famous [[Stand in the Schoolhouse Door]] at the [[University of Alabama]]. Later, his assassination attempt is also discussed: it was not successful, but he was left paralyzed.
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Revision as of 19:18, 26 January 2014

The subject of this article pertains to the canon of the Forrest Gump film but not the novel.

Template:Reallife-canon George Corley Wallace, Jr. was the Governor of Alabama for two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms: from 1963-1967, 1971-1979, and 1983-1987. In the Forrest Gump film, he is seen during his famous Stand in the Schoolhouse Door at the University of Alabama. Later, his assassination attempt is also discussed: it was not successful, but he was left paralyzed.