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Captain (David) Euan Wallace PC (1892 – 1941) was a British Conservative politician who briefly served as Minister of Transport during World War II.

Wallace acted as a special Commissioner for the North-East coast and acted as Aide-de-camp to the Governor General of Canada in 1920.

Political career

He was first elected to Parliament for Rugby 1922-1923, then represented Hornsey from 1924 until his death in 1941. He served as Assistant Government Whip 1928-29; Junior Lord of the Treasury 1929, 1931; Civil Lord of the Admiralty 1931-34; Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 1935-35; Secretary for Overseas Trade 1935-37; Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade 1937-38; Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1938-39. He was appointed as Minister of Transport in 1939.

Wallace became a Privy Counsellor in 1936.

Personal Life

In 1913 Wallace married Lady (Myra) Idina Sackville, daughter of Gilbert George Reginald Sackville the eighth Earl De La Warr. The marriage produced two sons, David (1914–1944) and Gerard (1915–1943). The marriage ended in divorce in 1919 and in 1920 he married Barbara Lutyens, the daughter of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens. The marriage produced three sons, John Wallace (1922–1946), Edward Peter (1923–1944) and William Euan (b. 1927).


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Lawrence Baird
Member of Parliament for Rugby
Succeeded by
Ernest Brown
Preceded by
William Ward, Viscount Ednam
Member of Parliament for Hornsey
Succeeded by
Sir David Gammans
Political offices
Preceded by
John Colville
Financial Secretary to the Treasury
Succeeded by
Harry Crookshank
Preceded by
Leslie Burgin
Minister of Transport
Succeeded by
Sir John Reith


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