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Wal·lace(wŏl′ĭs), Alfred Russel 1823-1913.
British naturalist who developed a concept of evolution similar to that of Charles Darwin. He traveled in the Amazon region and the Malay Archipelago collecting specimens and wrote The Geographical Distribution of Animals (1876).
Wallace, De Witt 1889-1981.
American publisher who with his wife Lila Bell Acheson Wallace (1889-1984) founded Reader's Digest in 1922.
Wallace, George Corley 1919-1998.
American politician. A three-time governor of Alabama (1963-1967, 1971-1979, and 1983-1987), he first came to national attention as an outspoken segregationist. Wallace ran unsuccessfully for the presidency four times between 1964 and 1976.
Wallace, Henry Agard 1888-1965.
Vice president of the United States (1941-1945) under Franklin D. Roosevelt. He ran for president in 1948 on the Progressive Party ticket.
Wallace, Lewis Known as "Lew." 1827-1905.
American army officer, diplomat, and writer known especially for his novel Ben-Hur (1880).
Wallace, Sir William 1272?-1305.
Scottish patriot who led resistance against the English and briefly gained control of Scotland (1297-1298) but was captured and executed for treason.
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1. (Biography) Alfred Russel. 1823–1913, British naturalist, whose work on the theory of natural selection influenced Charles Darwin
2. (Biography) Edgar. 1875–1932, English crime novelist
3. (Biography) Sir Richard. 1818–90, English art collector and philanthropist. His bequest to the nation forms the Wallace Collection, London
4. (Biography) Sir William. ?1272–1305, Scottish patriot, who defeated the army of Edward I of England at Stirling (1297) but was routed at Falkirk (1298) and later executed
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Wal•lace(ˈwɒl ɪs, ˈwɔ lɪs)
1. Alfred Russel, 1823–1913, English naturalist.
2. George Corley, 1919–98, U.S. politician.
3. Henry (Agard), 1888–1965, vice president of the U.S. 1941–45.
4. Lewis ( “Lew” ), 1827–1905, U.S. general and novelist.
5. Sir William, 1272?–1305, Scottish military leader and patriot.
6. (William Roy) DeWitt, 1889–1981, and his wife, Lila Bell (Acheson), 1889–1984, U.S. magazine publishers.
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|Noun||1.||Wallace - Scottish insurgent who led the resistance to Edward I; in 1297 he gained control of Scotland briefly until Edward invaded Scotland again and defeated Wallace and subsequently executed him (1270-1305)|
|2.||Wallace - English writer noted for his crime novels (1875-1932)|
|3.||Wallace - English naturalist who formulated a concept of evolution that resembled Charles Darwin's (1823-1913)|
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