Arthur Bremer

Failed Assassin
Born Aug 21, 1950

Arthur Herman Bremer is an American convicted for an assassination attempt on U.S. Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace on May 15, 1972 in Laurel, Maryland, leaving Wallace permanently paralyzed from the waist down. Bremer was found guilty and sentenced to 63 years (53 years after an appeal) in a Maryland prison for the shooting of Wallace and three bystanders. After 35 years of incarceration, Bremer was released from prison on November 9, 2007.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Arthur Bremer.


1950 Birth Born on August 21, 1950.


1969 18 Years Old 1 More Event
During adolescence, Bremer was not rebellious and did not attract concern despite his emotional problems, which were overlooked because they did not involve transgressions on which authorities usually focus. Despite his problems, he graduated from high school on January 28, 1969.
1970 19 Years Old 1 More Event
After graduating from high school, from September 1970 Bremer briefly attended Milwaukee Area Technical College where he studied aerial photography, art, writing and psychology. … Read More


On May 22, 1971, his one known friend, Thomas Neuman, committed suicide playing Russian Roulette.
Pemrich ended the relationship at the start of 1972, because Bremer acted "childish", "goofy" and "weird". … Read More
1973 22 Years Old 1 More Event
He had received a death threat in January 1973 from inside the prison, and there was an incident in February 1980 when he destroyed some property. … Read More
1974 23 Years Old Bremer's assassination attempt did not end Wallace's political career. Wallace was twice easily elected governor of Alabama, in 1974 and 1982.
1976 25 Years Old He entered the presidential election race in 1976 but withdrew early due to poor support. It also played a large part in destroying Wallace's second marriage to Cornelia Wallace. They separated in June 1977 and divorced in January 1978. … Read More


1996 45 Years Old He argued in his June 1996 hearing that "Shooting segregationist dinosaurs wasn't as bad as harming mainstream politicians".


2007 56 Years Old 1 More Event
After 35 and a half years of incarceration, Bremer was released from prison on November 9, 2007. … Read More
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