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Wallace, Henry Cantwell, 1866-1924 Edit


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  • 1866-1924 (Existence)

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  • Biography/Historical Note

    Henry Cantwell Wallace (1866-1924) graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 1892. In 1895, he joined the family publishing business. His father, Henry Wallace, was the editor of Wallace's Farmer and Henry C. succeeded him as the editor in 1916. President Warren G. Harding appointed Wallace U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in 1921. As secretary he emphasized the department's role in the adjustment of production to the needs of consumption, promoted farm relief programs, championed conservation, and established the bureau of agricultural economics. He was a member of the executive committee of the Roosevelt Memorial Association and of the International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations. Henry Cantwell Wallace was the father of U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace.