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Leon Harry Wallace, American educator. Bar: Indiana 1933, Supreme Court United States 1950.


Wallace, Leon Harry was born on January 24, 1904 in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States. Son of Harry Seymour and Leona A. (Wagoner) Wallace.


Student, University Illinois, 1921-1923; Bachelor of Arts, Indiana U., 1925; Juris Doctor, Indiana U., 1933.


Production manager, Rand McNally & Company (San Francisco), 1927-1930; member, Wallace, Randel & Wallace, 1933-1944; member, Randel & Wallace, Terre Haute, 1944-1945; associate professor of law, Indiana U., 1945-1947; professor, Indiana U., 1947-1974; acting dean, Indiana U., 1951-1952; dean school law, Indiana U., 1952-1966; Charles McGuffey Hepburn professor of law, Indiana U., 1966-1974; dean and professor emeritus, Indiana U., 1974-1985. Chairman advisory panel United States District Court legislative apportionment. Special hearing officer unites states department of Justice, 1964-1968.

Governor's representative Indiana Constitution Revision Commission, 1967-1969. Special master United States District Court, Northern District Indiana, 1969-1972. Consultant State of Indiana, Indiana-Kentucky border, since 1966.


  • Bar: Indiana 1933, Supreme Court United States 1950.


  • Other Work

    • Author works on legal subjects. Contributor articles professional publications.


Member American Bar Association (chairman local government law section), Indiana Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, American Judicature Society, American Law Institute, American Academy Social and Political Science, Academy Political Science, Institute Judicial Administration, Indiana Bar Foundation (director, secretary, treasurer 1951-1976, emeritus since 1976), Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi (vice president 1947-1949, president 1949-1951), Sigma Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta.


Married Anna Ruth Haworth, August 21, 1926. Children: Harry L., Susan J., Leona A.

Harry Seymour Wallace

Leona A. (Wagoner) Wallace

Anna Ruth Haworth

Susan J. Wallace

Leona A. Wallace

Harry L. Wallace