Rodney Wallace (Massachusetts)

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Rodney Wallace
Rodney Wallace 1823–1903.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891
Preceded byWilliam Whiting II
Succeeded byFrederick S. Coolidge
Town of Fitchburg Board of Selectmen
In office
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Massachusetts Governor's Councilor
for the 7th Council district
In office
Personal details
BornNew Ipswich, New Hampshire
Spouse(s)Sophia Ingalls (died June 20, 1871); Sophia F. Bailey
ChildrenHerbert I. Wallace, George I. Wallace
ResidenceProspect Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
ProfessionBusinessman; Paper maker

Rodney Wallace (December 21, 1823 – February 27, 1903) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, Wallace attended the common schools. He engaged in the manufacture of paper. He was a member of the Board of Selectmen of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in 1864, 1865, and 1867. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1873. He served as member of the Massachusetts Governor's Council from 1880-1882.

Wallace was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891). Wallace was not a candidate for renomination in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress. After serving in congress Wallace returned to the business of manufacturing paper. He died in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, on February 27, 1903. He was interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Rodney Wallace (id: W000083)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Images from: Emerson, William Andrew (1887), Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Past and Present, Fitchburg, MA: Press of Blanchard & Brown, p. 189
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Whiting
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1891
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Coolidge

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website