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Robert Minor WALLACE

(1856-1942)

WALLACE, Robert Minor, a Representative from Arkansas; born in New London, Union County, Ark., August 6, 1856; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Arizona Seminary, Arizona, La., in 1876; studied law; was admitted to the bar at Little Rock, Ark., in 1879 and commenced the practice of law in El Dorado, Ark.; member of the State house of representatives in 1881 and 1882; United States post office inspector 1887-1891; prosecuting attorney for the thirteenth judicial circuit of Arkansas in 1891 and 1892; assistant United States attorney in 1894; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession at Hot Springs and Little Rock and also engaged in lecturing for the Chautauqua and for the Anti-Saloon League; moved to Magnolia, Ark., where he died on November 9, 1942; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

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

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