George C. Wallace (b. 1919), U.S. Democratic politician. inaugural address, Jan. 1963, as governor of Alabama.
Wallace persisted in refusing to implement President Kennedy's desegregation laws. Wallace's speechwriter, Asa Carter (1926-1979), was a Klu Klux Klansman who went on to have literary success under the name of Forrest Carter, with two books: one, Gone to Texas was made into a film by Clint Eastwood, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976); the other, The Education of Little Tree (1976), purported to be Carter's memoir describing his upbringing by Cherokee grandparents, and became a bestseller as a work of Native American literature. In 1991 the book became the first in the history of the New York Times to be switched from the non- fiction grid on the bestseller charts.