Wallace Crossley

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Wallace Crossley (October 4, 1874 – December 13, 1943) was the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri serving under Governor Frederick D. Gardner and publisher of The Daily Star-Journal in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Crossley was born in Bellair, Missouri in Cooper County, Missouri.[1]

He was raised in Boone County, Missouri and grew up in Mexico, Missouri where he attended high school. He attended William Jewell College and the University of Missouri.[1]

After college he returned to Mexico to teach English and then taught at Warrensburg Normal School (now University of Central Missouri).[2]

In 1907 he acquired The Daily Journal-Star and continued to own it until his death.[3]

He was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1905 to 1911 and Missouri State Senate from 1913 to 1917 and then lieutenant governor from 1917 to 1921.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lawrence Kestenbaum. "Index to Politicians: Crossan to Crowe". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  2. ^ Cockrell, Ewing. "Biographical Sketch of Wallace Crossley, Johnson County, Missouri". History of Johnson County, Missouri. Historical Publishing Company. 
  3. ^ Missouri the center state: 1821-1915 - Google Books. Books.google.com. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
Political offices
Preceded by
William R. Painter
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
Succeeded by
Hiram Lloyd