George Wallace Jr. was born in Eufaula, Alabama in 1951 and lived in Clayton until he was in the fourth grade at which time his family moved to Montgomery so his father could seek the governorship in 1962. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1970 and in continuing his education, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Huntingdon College in Montgomery. He continued his education with graduate studies at Auburn University in Montgomery in Public Administration and Political Science. He worked in higher education for several years before seeking the office of State Treasurer which he won in 1986. He was re-elected in 1990 and while serving there initiated several programs to help small businesses and the family farmer. He also uncovered major corruption among some of the leading politicians in the state, and his investigation resulted in major political figures being convicted of stealing tax payer money. He also served two terms on the Alabama Public Service Commission elected in 1998 and re-elected in 2002. He worked to protect the consumers and as such was true to his populist roots.

George has loved music since he was a child, a love he tells us was from his mother, and was signed by MGM Records in Los Angeles in the early seventies as a writer and artist. He traveled on two tours with his friend Hank Williams, Jr. as his opening act, and that experience forged a lifelong friendship with Hank, Jr.  Several of George’s recording were very successful regionally and nationally and people today still mention the songs to him. George continues to record in Palmetto, Florida, which is Elizabeth’s home, with his friend Del Couch. George and his wife Elizabeth live in Shelby County Alabama, but spend much of their time in Florida.

 

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