Warren Leslie Wallace

History Faculty

  W. L. Wallace burial to be in Minnesota; service is read here Funeral services for Warren L. Wallace, professor of history, who died at his home last Tuesday morning, May 10, 1932, of heart disease and complications following a long siege of influenza that began in early March, were held at 2 p. m. Thursday, May 12, from the Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Wallace was born March 3, 1882, in New York state, and was educated in the rural schools of New York.  He was graduated from the State Normal College of Potsdam, New York, in 1903, and received the Life Diploma in 1908.  He was granted the bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1907 and attended summer school at the University of Minnesota and the University of Chicago in 1913-1916.  He was awarded the master of arts degree in 1918 from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Wallace taught in the rural schools in New York and in the public schools at Harrisville in that state.  He was principal at Oswegatchie, New York, and also at Marine City, Michigan.  He later became head of the department of history at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington, and taught afterward at the west and east high schools of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He became a professor at Iowa State Teachers College in 1920. Mr. Wallace is the author of numerous text and workbooks in government and history.  Among his books are "The American History Workbook for Eighth Grade," "The American Historical Workbook", "Teachers Manual for Eighth Grade Work," "Teachers Manual for our Nation's History," "Story of Iowa," and "The Iowa History Workbook."  Recently he was author of a series of historical articles in Midland Schools, official magazine of the Iowa State Teachers Association.  He also published numerous articles in the leading historical and social magazines.  Mr. Wallace was well-known on the campus as the organizer of the local chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, and was a member of the Lecture and Entertainment Course Committee at the college.  He was a member of the Iowa State Teachers Association, the State Historical Society, and the Iowa State History Teachers Association. An indication of the esteem which faculty members of the College held for the former professor of government may be seen in the publication of a book entitled, "In Memory of Warren L. Wallace," prepared by the Faculty Men's Club at the College.  This book, of which only two copies were printed, was presented to the Wallace family by members of the Club.  A committee of the Men's Faculty Club , including Dr. M. R. Thompson, head of the Social Science Department; Dr. E. O. Finkenbinder, professor of education; and Dr. W. R. Harbeson, instructor in social science, prepared a resolution of appreciation and sympathy for the family.  In the resolution, the faculty members declared that "Mr. Wallace was recognized by all those connected with the College as an able and thorough student, one whose scholarship, teaching skill, and sterling character have touched the lives of students and his colleagues." He is survived by a wife and three children. Edited from articles that appeared in the College Eye, May 13, 1932, page 1, and The Alumnus, July 1932, page 17.