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Wallace family

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Henry Cantwell Wallace Henry Cantwell Wallace (1866-1924) — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Ill., May 11, 1866. Farmer; college professor; magazine editor; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1921-24; died in office 1924. Presbyterian. Member, Delta Tau Delta; Phi Kappa Phi; Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., October 25, 1924 (age 58 years, 167 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Wallace and Nannie (Cantwell) Wallace; married, November 24, 1887, to Carrie May Brodhead; father of Henry Agard Wallace (who married Ilo Browne (1888-1981)).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Henry C. Wallace (built 1943 at Terminal Island, California; sold and renamed SS California Sun; after explosion and fire, sank in Indian Ocean, 1967) was originally named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Image source: American Review of Reviews, February 1922
  Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965) — also known as Henry A. Wallace — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa; South Salem, Westchester County, N.Y. Born near Orient, Adair County, Iowa, October 7, 1888. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1933-40; Vice President of the United States, 1941-45; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1940, 1944 (speaker); candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1945-46; Progressive candidate for President of the United States, 1948. Presbyterian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Danbury, Fairfield County, Conn., November 18, 1965 (age 77 years, 42 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of May (Brodhead) Wallace and Henry Cantwell Wallace (1866-1924); married, May 20, 1914, to Ilo Browne.
  Political family: Wallace family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books about Henry A. Wallace: John C. Culver & John Hyde, American Dreamer : The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace — Graham White & John Maze, Henry A. Wallace : His Search for a New World Order — Dwight Macdonald, Henry Wallace : The Man and the Myth
  Ilo Wallace (1888-1981) — also known as Ilo Browne — Born in St. Charles, Madison County, Iowa, March 10, 1888. Second Lady of the United States, 1941-45. Female. Died in South Salem, Westchester County, N.Y., February 22, 1981 (age 92 years, 349 days). Interment at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Daughter of James Lytle Browne (1857-1911) and Harriet (Lindsay) Browne (1860-1890); married, May 20, 1914, to Henry Agard Wallace (son of Henry Cantwell Wallace (1866-1924)).
  Political family: Wallace family.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
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