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David Wallace

By Portrait by Jacob Cox (ca. 1840)

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Born in Pennsylvania in 1799, Wallace’s family moved to Brookville, Indiana in 1817. As governor his attempt to implement internal improvements such as canals and roads was stymied by an economic depression and the state was bankrupt by 1840. His most controversial act was the removal of the Potawatomi from the state in 1838. Later he served in Congress and as a judge. He died in 1859 in Indianapolis and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.Use of this image is restricted to IHS reference purposes only. IHS may not reproduce. Information is taken from the book "The Governors of Indiana," edited by Linda C. Gugin and James E. St.Clair, published by the Indiana Historical Society Press in cooperation with the Indiana Historical Bureau, State of Indiana.Destination Indiana - Governors of Indiana, 1801-1849 Journe

Topics: Governors; Politicians; Indiana--Politics and government; Governors--Indiana; Indiana. Governor (1837-1840 : Wallace); Wallace, David, 1799-1859; Legislators--United States; Painting; Portrait paintings
Publisher: Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
Year: 1830
OAI identifier: oai:images.indianahistory.org:V0002/2964
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