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Henry A. Wallace

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Henry A. Wallace

33rd U.S. Vice-President


Who was Henry A. Wallace?

Henry A. Wallace was the 33rd Vice President of the United States, the 10th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and the 11th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He was a somewhat controversial choice when President Franklin D. Roosevelt chose him to be his Vice Presidential running mate in 1940. The Democratic Convention erupted in boos when he was announced. Only after Roosevelt threatened to decline the nomination was he finally accepted by the convention.

Henry Wallace was the Vice President during most of World War II, but was dropped for Roosevelt's final term in favor of Harry S. Truman. Henry Wallace later left the Democratic Party to become the Progressive Party's candidate in the 1948 U.S. presidential election.

Famous Kin

Henry Wallace has kinship to a number of U.S. Presidents including his 1940 running mate Franklin D. Roosevelt. Others include Ulysses S. Grant, and both Presidents Bush. It also seems fitting that he would have another U.S. Vice President in his family tree, the 27th U.S. Vice President James Sherman. He also has royal connections through a kinship with the late Princess Diana.

One of the more interesting family connections for Henry Wallace is his kinship to the French writer and philosopher Voltaire, with their common ancestor being Hélénus Arouet of France. Other literary kin for Henry Wallace include poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and authors Louis Auchincloss, John Steinbeck, Clarence Day, Thomas Pynchon, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Ernest Hemingway. He also has a number of celebrity kin including Kyra Sedgwick, Shirley Temple, Alec Baldwin, Howard Hawks, Humphrey Bogart, and Katharine Hepburn.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Henry A. Wallace

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Rainn Wilson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Maude Adams

Broadway Actress

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Gary Herbert

17th Governor of Utah

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

10th cousin
via Rev. John Lothrop

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John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“A Beautiful Mind” Mathematician

8th cousin 1 time removed
via William French

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Samuel J. Tilden

25th Governor of New York

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Rev. John House

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Alvan T. Fuller

50th Governor of Massachusetts

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Parke

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Shelley Fabares

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

5th cousin 2 times removed
via William Sabin

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

5th cousin 3 times removed
via Wright

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 2 times removed
via John Polley

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Benjamin Apthorp Gould

Founder of The Astronomical Journal

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Scudder

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

7th cousin 2 times removed
via William Sabin

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Wright

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Royce

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Horace Austin

6th Governor of Minnesota

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Lothrop

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Willard Rockwell

Founder, Rockwell International

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Lothrop

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Royce

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John Davis Long

32nd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Rev. John Lothrop

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Parke

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Billie Eilish

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Royce

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Royce

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Frederick Law Olmsted

Landscape Architect

6th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Lothrop

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