Elmer D. Wallace

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Elmer D. Wallace
3rd Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
In office
GovernorEli C. D. Shortridge
Preceded byRoger Allin
Succeeded byJohn H. Worst
Personal details
Born(1844-07-05)July 5, 1844
Macomb County, Michigan, U.S.
DiedMay 21, 1928(1928-05-21) (aged 83)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyNorth Dakota Democratic-Independent Party
Annie L. Briggs
(m. 1871; died 1927)

Elmer D. Wallace (July 5, 1844 – May 21, 1928) was an American politician in the state of North Dakota. He served as Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota from 1893 to 1895 under Governor Eli C. D. Shortridge.

Wallace was born in Macomb County, Michigan in 1844, the son of Robert H. and Sylvia (née Steward) Wallace. He was raised in Detroit, where he moved at the age of 8. Wallace served in the United States Civil War in the Union Army. After the war, he worked as a druggist and in the produce business in Michigan before relocating to Dakota Territory in 1881 to a farm in Edendale Township in Steele County, North Dakota. He served as a delegate to the North Dakota constitutional convention of 1889 and as chairman of the committee on public debts and public works for the state. Wallace served as lieutenant governor as an independent Democrat under Eli C. D. Shortridge from 1893 to 1895.[1] He later moved to Minneapolis in 1906 and died there at his daughter's home on May 21, 1928.[2]


  1. ^ a b Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota. Chicago, Illinois: Geo. A. Ogle & Co. 1900. p. 172.
  2. ^ "E.D. Wallace Died Sunday at Home In Minneapolis". The Hope Pioneer. Hope, North Dakota. May 24, 1928. p. 1. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
Party political offices
Preceded by Populist nominee for Governor of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Robert B. Richardson