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Catalog Number 00062
Object Name Portrait
Description Henry Wallace by Wilbur A. Reaser. 1836-1916. Minister, editor, author. Born in West Newton, Pennsylvania, March 19, 1836. Pastor of United Presbyterian Church at Rock Island and Davenport, 1862-1870; Morning Sun, 1871-1876. Gave up active ministry because of ill health and removed to Winterset, Iowa, to take up farming, 1877. Purchased interest in Winterset Chronicle, 1879 and later combinded it with the Madisonian. Removed to Des Moines, 1883, becoming editor of the Iowa Homestead. Founded Wallace's Farmer, 1895, becoming editor and remaining such until his death. Appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as member of the County Life Commission, 1908. President of National Conservation Congress, 1910. Appointed by Governor George W. Clarke to investigate agricultural conditions in Great Britian, 1913. Author of "Uncle Henry's Letters to the Farm Boy". Father of Henry C. Wallace and grandfather of Henry A. Wallace. Died in Des Moines, February 22, 1916.

Life-size portrait of Henry Wallace in gold frame. Wallace is seated wearing a dark suit and bowtie, he is holding a book with his finger marking his place, a table with books and a globe is on the left side of the painting.
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