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William Copeland WALLACE

(1856-1901)

WALLACE, William Copeland, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 21, 1856; was graduated from Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1873, from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1876, and from the law department of Columbia College (now Columbia University), New York City, in 1878; commenced the practice of law in New York City; assistant United States attorney for the southern district of New York 1880-1883; appointed judge advocate general on the staff of Governor Morton in 1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Brooklyn, N.Y.; also engaged extensively in banking; died at his summer home in Warwick, Orange County, N.Y., September 4, 1901; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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