Henry Agard Wallace

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Wallace, Henry Agard


Born Oct. 7, 1888, in Iowa; died Nov. 18, 1965, in Danbury, Conn. American politician.

From 1933 to 1940, Wallace was secretary of agriculture in the administration of President F. D. Roosevelt, and from 1941 to 1945 he was vice-president of the USA. Wallace supported Roosevelt’s policies in domestic and foreign affairs. In 1945–46 he was secretary of commerce. He was removed from office by President H. Truman because he rejected the policy of the cold war. In 1948, Wallace ran for president as the candidate of the Progressive Party, which he and his followers had formed. After he lost the election, Wallace retired from political life.

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Richard Sutch, University of California, Riverside and NBER, "Henry Agard Wallace, the Iowa Corn Yield Tests, and the Adoption of Hybrid Corn: American Corn Yields, 1866-2002"
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The Illuminati symbol found its way onto our currency by way of a very odd and subversive man, Henry Agard Wallace, who served in two of our nation's top political offices.
251; see also Paul Mangelsdorf, Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965), in YEAR BOOK OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY 195 (1966).
Compared with the opportunistic liberals who followed him to high office, Henry Agard Wallace was a marvelous mensch.
Who was Henry Agard Wallace? Son of a Republican secretary of agriculture, he was an Iowa hybrid corn breeder (who made lots of money from that pursuit) who was tapped, as a Democrat, by Franklin D.
In 1913 Henry Agard Wallace started a seed-corn business in Des Moines and got interested in the method that Shull and East had pioneered.
Sutch, University of California, Riverside, and NBER, "Henry Agard Wallace, the Iowa Corn Tests, and the Adoption of Hybrid Corn: American Corn Yields, 1866-2002"