George C. Wallace, Jr. was born in Eufaula, Alabama, in October 1951 and grew up in a well-known Alabama political family. Before his election to the Alabama Public Service Commission as Commissioner, Place 2, in November 1998, Wallace was elected in 1987 as State Treasurer of Alabama.During his two four-year terms he:
developed the Linked Deposit Program, a low-interest loan program to assist farmers and small business owners.
developed the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program (PACT) -- a plan which allows parents, grandparents or other sponsors to make a one-time lump sum payment or periodic payments to guarantee the payment of a child's tuition and mandatory fees at today's fixed prices.
initiated and implemented the Wallace Housing Plan, which helped young families buy their first home.
established a program of cash management refinement procedures resulting in an increase of about $5 million of new revenue per year for Alabama's General Fund and proposed additional refinements in the Treasury's investment policy that continue to generate several million additional dollars for the General Fund.
In 1976 Wallace obtained a bachelor's degree in History from Huntingdon College. He continued his education with graduate work in Political Science and Public Administration at Auburn University at Montgomery. He served both as Director of Financial Aid and Alumni Affairs, as well as Vice-President of Development and Alumni Affairs at Troy State University at Montgomery.Wallace is the author of "The Wallaces of Alabama." He has also received many awards, including the John H. Buchanan Distinguished Service Award for Contributions to Higher Education and the NAACP Freedom Award. Wallace enjoys coaching Little League ball, plus hunting and fishing with his two sons, George C. Wallace, IV, and Robert Kelly Wallace.
Commissioner Wallace's Staff:
Scott Whiteley, Executive Assistant III
Barbara Kelley, Executive Secretary
Ahna Berryhill, Administrative Support Assistant I
Francy Cripple, Laborer