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Alexander Stuart WALLACE

(1810-1893)

WALLACE, Alexander Stuart, a Representative from South Carolina; born near York, S.C., December 30, 1810; received a limited schooling; engaged in planting in his native county; member of the State house of representatives, 1852-1855, 1858-1859 and 1865-1866; successfully contested as a Republican the election of William D. Simpson to the Forty-first Congress; reelected to the Forty-second, Forty-third, and Forty-fourth Congresses and served from May 27, 1870, to March 3, 1877; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Forty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death near York, S.C., June 27, 1893; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, York, S.C.

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

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