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Wallace Edgar PIERCE

(1881-1940)

PIERCE, Wallace Edgar, a Representative from New York; born in the town of Black Brook, Clinton County, N.Y., December 9, 1881; attended the rural schools; was graduated from Plattsburg (N.Y.) State Normal School in 1903; taught school in Clinton County and in Ogdensburg; served as secretary to Congressman George R. Malby 1909-1912 and to Congressman Edwin A. Merritt 1912-1914; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1913 and commenced practice in Plattsburg, N.Y., in 1914; member of the State assembly 1916-1920; served as president of the board of visitors of the Plattsburg State Normal School 1926-1940; chairman of the Clinton County Republican committee 1926-1940; member of the New York State Republican executive committee 1934-1940; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 3, 1940; interment in Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburg, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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