Governor George Wallace of Alabama, well known as an exponent of white racism, was shot and seriously wounded while campaigning for the presidency. The culprit, Arthur Bremer, was convicted on 4 August and sentenced to 63 years in prison.
Richert, Lucas Paul. "George Wallace shot". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
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