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George Wallace Hospitalized

June 17, 1998

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) _ Former Gov. George C. Wallace was hospitalized after suffering breathing difficulties from an upper respiratory infection, his son said today.

Wallace, 78, was using a nasal tube to breathe oxygen and receiving antibiotics to fight the infection, said his son, George Wallace Jr.

The older Wallace began having trouble breathing Monday and was taken to Jackson Hospital’s critical care unit, his son said. He will be moved to a private room today.

Wallace suffers from Parkinson’s disease and his legs were paralyzed after a 1972 assassination attempt.

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