- Alfred Rus·sel [ruhs-uh l] /ˈrʌs əl/, 1823–1913, English naturalist, explorer, and author.
- George Cor·ley [kawr-lee] /ˈkɔr li/, 1919–98, U.S. politician: governor of Alabama 1963–67, 1971–79, and 1983–87.
- Henry (A·gard) [ey-gahrd] /ˈeɪ gɑrd/, 1888–1965, U.S. agriculturalist, author, and statesman: Secretary of Agriculture 1933–40; vice president of the U.S. 1941–45; Secretary of Commerce 1945–46.
- LewisLew, 1827–1905, U.S. general and novelist.
- Sir William.Also Walays, Wallensis.1272?–1305, Scottish military leader and patriot.
- (William Roy) De·Witt [duh-wit] /dəˈwɪt/, 1889–1981, and his wife, Lila Bell (Acheson), 1889–1984, U.S. magazine publishers.
- a male given name: a Scottish family name meaning “Welshman, foreigner.”
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Still, Wallace said that no one at the meeting involving Fearey, which he also attended, raised classification concerns.
“He was extremely knowledgeable; he was well respected in his field,” Wallace said.
Wallace said his impression was that Fearey and other senior managers wanted Doyle to “re-evaluate” his approach.
Then turning to me he asked, “You want caribou, Mr. Wallace?”The Long Labrador Trail
Wallace gave it up, but he had a remedy for the situation, at least in part.
What you did to Wallace the other day he has recovered sufficiently to tell us.
In this age of reason any one can too easily find a reason for doing what he likes (Wallace).
His spirit is the opposite of that of Jesuitism or casuistry (Wallace).
- Alfred Russel. 1823–1913, British naturalist, whose work on the theory of natural selection influenced Charles Darwin
- Edgar. 1875–1932, English crime novelist
- Sir Richard. 1818–90, English art collector and philanthropist. His bequest to the nation forms the Wallace Collection, London
- Sir William. ?1272–1305, Scottish patriot, who defeated the army of Edward I of England at Stirling (1297) but was routed at Falkirk (1298) and later executed
Wallace(wŏl′ĭs)Alfred Russel 1823-1913
- British naturalist who developed a concept of evolution that paralleled the work of Charles Darwin.
- British naturalist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. Wallace spent eight years (1854-62) traveling in Malaysia and assembling evidence for his theories, which he sent to Darwin in England. Their findings were first presented to the public in 1858.
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