Clayton Wallace Papers, 1915 - 1924Manuscript MS-1246

Biography

Clayton Moray Wallace was born on December 11, 1897, in Greenwich, NY. He graduated form Dartmouth College in 1920, and attended Yale Divinity School before returning to Wolfsboro, NH to assist in the family hardware business. In 1946, Wallace moved to Indianapolis where he headed the Indiana Temperance League. He continued this work in Washington, DC, where he served as general superintendent of the Temperance League of America and was active in the establishment of Congregational churches in the Washington, DC area. In 1962, prompted by the Cuban missile crisis, Wallace, with the assistance of other peace and reform workers, was instrumental in the establishment of the "Hotline" between Moscow and Washington. Wallace died on November 16, 1981 at the age of 84.

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