Henry Cantwell Wallace

Henry Cantwell Wallace

Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Oct 1924 (aged 58)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block: 18 Section: Lot: 00007
Memorial ID 2847 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Educated at the Agricultural College in Ames, Iowa, he was a life long promoter of equality for agriculture and a better rural society. Appointed Secretary of Agriculture by President Harding in 1921, he achieved a distinguished record as an administrator for framer of agricultural policies. He promoted programs for American farmers following the first World War and was creator of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics. In addition, he was the founder and publisher of the magazine "Wallace's Farmer". He died unexpectedly while in office following gall bladder surgery at the age of 58. He also was the father of 33rd United States Vice President Henry Aagard Wallace.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Cantwell Wallace (11 May 1866–25 Oct 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2847, citing Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .