WALLACE, Robert Minor (1856-1942)

WALLACE, ROBERT MINOR, a Representative from Arkansas; born in New London, Union County, Ark., August 6, 1856; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Arizona Seminary, Arizona, La., in 1876; studied law; was admitted to the bar at Little Rock, Ark., in 1879 and commenced the practice of law in El Dorado, Ark.; member of the State house of representatives in 1881 and 1882; United States post office inspector 1887-1891; prosecuting attorney for the thirteenth judicial circuit of Arkansas in 1891 and 1892; assistant United States attorney in 1894; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession at Hot Springs and Little Rock and also engaged in lecturing for the Chautauqua and for the Anti-Saloon League; moved to Magnolia, Ark., where he died on November 9, 1942; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

Arkansas History Commission
Little Rock, AR
Papers: 1871-1938, 8 boxes.
The R. Minor Wallace Papers contain correspondence, literary manuscripts, speeches, lectures, reminiscences, historical and biographical sketches, eulogies, essays, genealogical notes, notebooks,memoranda, scrapbooks, clippings, poems, newspapers, printed material, other papers, and memorabilia of Wallace, relating to the Arkansas Democratic Party, to the Democratic national campaigns of 1896, 1908, 1916, 1924, and 1928, the prohibition movement, Wallace's interest in Arkansiana and in Arkansas history and literature, to his political career, and to family and personal affairs. Includes material on his career as an orator and lecturer for Confederate veteran associations, the Democratic National Committee Speakers Bureau, the League of Nations Non-Partisan Association, Inc., the Anti-Saloon League, Chautauqua circuits, and other enterprises. Persons represented include Frederick William Allsopp, James Henderson Berry, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge, and Charles Hillman Brough. Arkansas History Commission (Little Rock)