Hugh Campbell Wallace

Hugh Campbell Wallace (February 10, 1864 – January 1, 1931) was an American businessman, political activist, and diplomat who is best known for his service as the United States Ambassador to France from 1919 to 1921.[1]

Wallace in 1919


Wallace was born in Lexington, Missouri, on February 10, 1864.[1]

He served as receiver of public monies in Salt Lake City in the late 1880s.[2] He later moved to Tacoma and served as a representative of the state of Washington on the Democratic National Committee in 1892 and 1896.[1] He was presented with his credentials as US Ambassador to France on April 22, 1919.[3]

He died on January 1, 1931.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Former Ambassador is Claimed by Death". Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. January 2, 1931. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Stapleton, Craig Roberts (2010), Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country: The Story of Twentieth-Century American Ambassadors to France, Hamilton Books, pp. 50–51, ISBN 978-0-7618-5143-1
  3. ^ "Hugh Campbell Wallace - People - Department History - Office of the Historian". Retrieved 2019-02-28.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
William Graves Sharp
U.S. Ambassador to France
Succeeded by
Myron T. Herrick