Then Alabama Gov. George Wallace is shown in this June 11, 1963 photo, standing at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, as he tries to block the admission of two black students. Second from right is Nicholas Katzenbach, deputy attorney general of the U.S. Wallace's act of defiance failed.
Presidential candidate Wallace, center, gets a warm welcome at the New Orleans airport March 26, 1962, on the last stop of a six southern state tour kicking off his "Operation Dixie" campaign. Puffing cigar at right, is Judge Leander Perez Sr., Louisiana's outspoken segregationist leader. Confederate flag flutters in background
Wallace, foreground, presents a protest against civil rights measures, Aug. 21, 1963, at the 29th annual meeting of the Southern Governors' Conference in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The governor's presentation was against the Civil Rights Act and other administrative programs. In the background is Gov. Henry Bellmon of Oklahoma.
Wallace is shown in this Oct. 19, 1964 photo speaking in Glen Burnie, Md. at a rally supporting Republican presidential candidate Sen. Barry Goldwater. Wallace served four terms as governor of Alabama: 1963-67, 1971-79, and 1983-87.
Wallace and his wife, Lurleen, stand side-by-side at a rally in Birmingham, Ala., March 4, 1966. The rally launched Mrs. Wallace's candidacy for governor. Wallace said he would be his wife's adviser, if she was elected. And she was elected the following November.
U.S. Presidential candidate and former Alabama Gov. Wallace arrives in Boston, Mass., on June 28, 1968. Wallace ran for president of the U.S. four times, in 1964, '68, '72, and '76.
Wallace campaigns in Glen Burnie, Md., on July, 13, 1968.
On May 15, 1972, Arthur H. Bremer, 21, center, shot Wallace, paralyzing him below the waist, as he campagined in Laurel, Md. Bremer's diary, published after his arrest, indicated that he shot Wallace only to become famous, and not for any political reason.
Wallace reads from his bed at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Springs, Md., May 17, 1972. With him is his second wife, Cornelia. They would later divorce, after a bitter public separation, on Jan. 4, 1978 -- their seventh wedding anniversay.
Governor George Wallace is shown in this 1973 photo during his regular morning therapy, the result of his being shot in May 1972.
Gov. George C. Wallace is seen in his office at his desk in the State Capitol in this 1973 photo.
Wallace is shown with singer Elvis Presley following a performance in Montgomery in 1974.
Wallace and his third wife, the former Lisa Taylor, meet with Vice President George Bush and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton at a lobster bake at Bush's residence at Kennebunkport, Maine, July 30, 1983. The third Mrs. Wallace, whom the governor married in 1981, was 30 years his junior and half of a country-western singing duo, Mona and Lisa, who had performed during his campaign in 1968.
Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, right, is shown at the Governor's Mansion in Montgomery with a meeting between presidential hopeful Rev. Jesse Jackson in this July 21, 1987 photo. In the 1980s he renounced his segregationist views, and he won his last term as governor (1983-87) with support from black voters.
This is an Aug. 26, 1994 photo of Wallace in an emotional moment as he shares a hug with friend Connie Harper at a celebration of his 75th birthday.
Wallace is pictured in front of a painting of himself, when he was governor, during a visit to the Wallace Foundation in Montgomery July 2, 1996.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Georgia, left, shakes hands with Wallace Sept. 23, 1996 in Montgomery, Ala. Gingrich was in Montgomery for a fundraiser supporting Republican Bob Riley in his campaign for Congress.In background is Rep. Terry Everett, R-Ala.
Wallace meets with Vivian Malone Jones before she receives the first Lurleen B. Wallace Award of Courage Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996 at the State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Wallace tried to keep Jones from attending the University of Alabama in 1963.
Wallace and Dr. James Hood admire Hood's University of Alabama, Ph.D in Higher Education Administration diploma at Wallace's Montgomery, Ala., home May 19, 1997. Wallace denied Hood admission to the University of Alabama in 1963.
People file past the casket of four-term Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace in the first floor rotunda of the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery on Sept. 15, 1998. Wallace was buried with full military honors in Montgomery next to his first wife, former Gov. Lurleen Wallace.