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George Wallace is Jewish–almost

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Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, told a Jewish audience here last night that he has Jewish kin. Addressing 600 members of the Hebrew Association of Greater Miami, Wallace said he had a Jewish uncle and a Jewish first cousin. He said that when he campaigned for the presidency in 1968, “the five Jews in the Alabama Legislature all campaigned for me.”

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