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Wallace E. Pierce, Congressman from New York

Wallace Edgar Pierce (December 9, 1881 – January 3, 1940) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.


Pierce was born in Black Brook, New York. He graduated from Plattsburgh Normal School in 1903. He served as a secretary to Congressman George R. Malby from 1909 until 1912 and Congressman Edwin A. Merritt from 1912 until 1914.

Pierce was a member of the New York State Assembly (Clinton Co.) in 1917, 1918 and 1919. He was chairman of the Clinton County Republican committee from 1926 until 1940. He was elected to Congress in 1938 and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 1940. Pierce was interred in Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Wallace E. Pierce (id: P000338)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Wallace E. Pierce at Find a Grave
  • U.S. Government Printing Office, "Wallace Edgar Pierce, Late a Representative from New York". 1941
New York Assembly
Preceded by
William R. Weaver
New York State Assembly
Clinton County

Succeeded by
Charles M. Harrington
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bertrand H. Snell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st congressional district

Succeeded by
Clarence E. Kilburn