Henry Wallace

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Birthday
7, 1888
Birthplace
Orient, IA
Death Date
Nov 18, 1965 (77)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1888
Birthplace
Orient, IA
Death Date
Nov 18, 1965 (77)

About

Vice President under Franklin Roosevelt who helped shape the administration's farming policy. He was replaced by Harry S Truman on the Democratic Party's 1944 Presidential Ticket and thus missed out on becoming President by just 82 days.

Before Fame

Part of a farming family, he wrote for Wallace's Farmer magazine and made early experiments in creating high-yield crops.

Trivia

Selected to epitomize FDR's 'common man' approach and to secure Iowa's crucial farm work, he instituted the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 to help farmers struggling from the Depression.

Family Life

His father Henry Cantwell Wallace was secretary of agriculture under Warren G. Harding.

Associated With

Earl Butz, who was Secretary of Agriculture after him, also became well known for his mocking of minorities.