Summary: founder and longtime chairman of the National States' Rights Party segregationist group whose conviction of the 1958 Bethel Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama made him a benchmark for racial extremism in the United States despite his unsuccessful attempts to run as a Democrat for several political offices in order to promote his white supremacist agenda.
Cause of Death: Complications from pneumonia
Born: April 13, 1924
Died: April 23, 2005
Location: La Fayette, Georgia