Henry Cantwell Wallace
|Henry Cantwell Wallace|
|7th United States Secretary of Agriculture|
March 5, 1921 – October 25, 1924
|President||Warren G. Harding
|Preceded by||Edwin T. Meredith|
|Succeeded by||Howard M. Gore|
|Born||May 11, 1866
Rock Island, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||October 25, 1924
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Henry Cantwell "Harry" Wallace (1866–1924) was an American farmer, journalist, and political activist. Wallace served as the Secretary of Agriculture between 1921 and 1924. He was the father of Henry A. Wallace, who would follow in his footsteps as Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was editor of Wallaces' Farmer from 1916 to 1921.
Early years 
Henry C. Wallace, known to his friends as "Harry," was born May 11, 1866 in Rock Island, Illinois. His father, Henry Wallace, Sr., was a prominent farm journalist with political connections. His grandfather, John Wallace (1805–1872), was an immigrant from County Antrim, Ireland.
Harry Wallace helped establish 4-H clubs and extension programs in Iowa, and helped start the Iowa Farm Bureau.
Political career 
Henry C. Wallace served as the longtime president of the Cornbelt Meat Producers Association. Appointed Secretary of Agriculture by President Warren G. Harding. In 1921, Wallace promoted programs for American farmers struggling against over-production and the collapse of farm prices following the First World War.
Death and legacy 
Henry C. Wallace died in office on October 25, 1924, just 10 days before the next election in 1924. He was 58 years old at the time of his death.
Wallace's book, Our Debt and Duty to the Farmer, was published posthumously.
- "Henry C. Wallace (1921–1923): Secretary of Agriculture," American President A Reference Resource, Miller Center, University of Virginia, www.millercenter.org/
|U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Served under: Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge
Howard Mason Gore