Wallace, Tom, 1874-1961

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Tom Wallace was born November 16, 1874 in Crittenden County, Kentucky. After working as a bookeeper in Kentucky and in New York City, Wallace took an unpaid job as a cub reporter in 1900 at the Louisville Times. He subsequently held a series of brief newspaper jobs at the St. Louis Republic and the Louisville Evening Post among others. In 1905 Wallace joined the editorial staff of The Courier-Journal under the direction of then editor Henry Watterson. In 1923 Wallace was named head of the Louisville Times editorial page and later became editor in 1930. Wallace also distinguished himself as a conservationist during a long fight to prevent the construction of a hydroelectric dam at Cumberland Falls (1926-1931), and he continued his involvement in the conservation movement throughout his career. In 1934 he received the Pugsley Silver Medal from the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. From 1942 to 1945 he served as director of the Izaak Walton League of America, and later served as president of the organization from 1946 to 1947. In addition, Wallace served as president of the Southern Forestry Congress (1927), president of the National Conference on State Parks, vice president of the American Planning and Civic Association, vice president of the American Forestry Association, and as a member of the National Park Service Advisory Board. Aside from his conservation interests, Wallace promoted better relations with Latin America and served as vice president of the International Pan-American Press Congress (1943), and later as president (1945), chairman, and honorary lifetime president of the Inter-American Press Association. For his contributions towards improving U.S.- Latin American relations Wallace received the Maria Moors Cabot Award in 1945. Professionally, Wallace built a reputation as a bold and uncompromising editor. In recognition of his efforts, he was elected president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1940-1941. Wallace retired from the Louisville Times in 1948, but frequently contributed to the paper as editor emeritus until his death on June 5, 1961 at his home in Prospect, Kentucky. The Tom Wallace lake in Jefferson County Memorial Forest and the Tom Wallace Chair of Conservation at the University of Louisville are both named in his honor.

From the description of Tom Wallace papers, 1925-1960. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 60767184

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associatedWith American Society of Newspaper Editors. corporateBody
associatedWith Americas Foundation. corporateBody
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associatedWith Arbenz Guzmán, Jacobo, 1913-1971. person
associatedWith Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching. corporateBody
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associatedWith Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965. person
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associatedWith Beckner, Lucien, 1872-1963. person
associatedWith Benson, Ezra Taft. person
associatedWith Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988. person
associatedWith Bingham, Mary Caperton, 1904- person
correspondedWith Bingham, Robert Worth, 1871-1937. person
associatedWith Bonus Expeditionary Forces. corporateBody
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associatedWith Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965. person
associatedWith Brown, John Thomas Street, ca. 1869- person
associatedWith Buck, Clayton Douglass, 1890-1965. person
associatedWith Bullitt, Thomas W. (Thomas Walker), 1914-1991. person
associatedWith Bullitt, Wm. Marshall (William Marshall), b. 1873. person
associatedWith Butler, Ovid, b. 1880. person
associatedWith Byrd, Robert C. person
associatedWith Cabot, John M. (John Moors), 1901-1981. person
associatedWith Callahan, Patrick Henry, 1866-1940. person
associatedWith Cammerer, Arno, 1883-1941. person
associatedWith Carhart, Arthur Hawthorne, b. 1892. person
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associatedWith Castro, Fidel, 1926- person
associatedWith Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991. person
associatedWith Chapman, Oscar L. (Oscar Littleton), 1896-1978. person
associatedWith Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, J. Reuben (Joshua Reuben), 1871-1961. person
associatedWith Clements, Earle C. (Earle Chester), 1896-1985. person
associatedWith Colorado River Storage Project (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies. corporateBody
associatedWith Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991. person
associatedWith Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Coughlin, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1891-1979. person
associatedWith Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1894-1964. person
associatedWith Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962. person
associatedWith Davey, Martin L. (Martin Luther), 1884-1946. person
associatedWith Defenders of Furbearers. corporateBody
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associatedWith Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971. person
associatedWith Doering, Otto C. (Otto Charles) person
associatedWith Dos Passos, John, 1896-1970. person
associatedWith Drury, Newton Bishop, 1889-1978. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Francis Victor, 1894-1962. person
associatedWith Du Pont, T. Coleman (Thomas Coleman), 1863-1930. person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Ethridge, Mark F. (Mark Foster), 1896-1981. person
associatedWith Farnsley, Charles P. (Charles Rowland Peaslee), 1907-1990. person
associatedWith Fechner, Robert, 1876-1939. person
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associatedWith Gainza Paz, Alberto, 1899- person
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associatedWith Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982. person
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associatedWith Nye, Gerald P. (Gerald Prentice), 1892-1971. person
associatedWith Oberholtzer, Ernest C. (Ernest Carl), 1884-1977. person
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associatedWith Pegler, J. Westbrook (James Westbrook), 1894-1969. person
associatedWith Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Rauch, Joseph, 1881-1957. person
associatedWith Reid, Kenneth A. (Kenneth Alexander), 1895-1956. person
associatedWith Rhee, Syngman, 1875-1965. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Roper, Daniel C. (Daniel Calhoun), 1867-1943. person
associatedWith Rothert, Otto Arthur, 1871-1956. person
associatedWith Sauers, Chas. G. (Charles G.) person
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associatedWith Schwellenbach, Lewis B. (Lewis Baxter), 1894-1948. person
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associatedWith Wallace, Henry F. (Henry French), 1915- person
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associatedWith Warren, Earl, 1891-1974. person
associatedWith Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921. person
associatedWith Wetherby, Lawrence W. (Lawrence Winchester), 1908- person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Louisville (Ky.)
Rocky Mountain National Park (Colo.)
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park (Ky.)
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Bernheim Forest (Ky.)
Cumberland, Lake (Ky.)
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Blue Ridge Parkway (N.C. and Va.)
Mammoth Cave National Park (Ky.)
Dinosaur National Monument (Colo. and Utah)
Ohio River Watershed
Natural Bridge State Resort Park (Ky.)
Quetico-Superior Country (Ont. and Minn.)
Pleasant Hill (Ky.)
Communist countries
Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz.)
Jackson Hole (Wyo.)
Latin America
Heidelberg (Germany)
Green River (Ky.)
United States
Inter-American Highway
Echo Park Dam (Colo.)
Kentucky--Jefferson County
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
African American newspapers
World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors
World War, 1939-1945--Causes
World War, 1939-1945--Occupied territories
Strip mining--Environmental aspects
Moral re-armament
Historic preservation
World War, 1939-1945--Public opinion
Forest conservation
Conscientious objectors
Free press and fair trial
Nature conservation
Pulitzer Prizes
Distilling industries--By-products
World War, 1939-1945--Censorship
Household employees
Animal traps
Women in conservation of natural resources
Wildlife conservation
Anti-communist movements
Conservation of natural resources
African Americans--Civil rights
Race relations and the press
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Landscape protection
Child labor--Law and legislation
Strip mining
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans
Conservation of natural resources--Law and legislation
Victory gardens
Social security
New Deal, 1933-1939
Liquor laws
World War, 1939-1945--Jews
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish
Motion picture industry
Journalistic ethics
Journalism, Outdoor
Old age pensions
School integration
Segregation in education
Animal welfare--Law and legislation
African Americans--Segregation
Stream conservation
Newspaper editors
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Birth control--Moral and ethical aspects
African Americans--Press coverage
Freedom of the press


Birth 1874

Death 1961


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