William A. Wallace

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William Andrew Wallace
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United States Senator
from Pennsylvania
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1881
Preceded by John Scott
Succeeded by John I. Mitchell
Personal details
Born (1827-11-28)November 28, 1827
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died May 22, 1896(1896-05-22) (aged 68)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician, Lawyer

William Andrew Wallace (November 28, 1827 – May 22, 1896)[1] was an American lawyer and Democratic party politician from Clearfield, Pennsylvania. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate and was its speaker in 1871. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate from 1875 to 1881.

After his U.S. Senate service Wallace was returned to the state senate. In later years he became interested in developing local coal resources and headed the Beech Creek Railroad.

Wallace died while was in New York City on business in 1896. He was returned to Clearfield and buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

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  1. ^ Wallace, William A. (1896). Memorial addresses on the life and character of William A. Wallace. Pennsylvania State University. p. 66. 
United States Senate
Preceded by
John Scott
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Pennsylvania
March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1881
Served alongside: Simon Cameron and J. Donald Cameron
Succeeded by
John I. Mitchell