Biography of John Wallace
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JOHN WALLACE, editor and proprietor of the London Enterprise, London, was born in London June 4, 1838. At the age of twelve years, owing to the want of means, he was compelled to leave school, and entered the office of the London Sentinel, then published by G. W. Sprung, where he remained until the winter of 1855-56, when through the influence of friends, he was appointed as page in the Ohio Senate by Lieut. Got Myers. At the organization of the Senate, in January, 1860, through the influenced of Hon. R. A. Harrison, he was elected Second Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, and given the post office department. On May 26, 1862, he was married to Miss E. F. Baker, of Franklin County. In 1863, in connection with J. B. Stine, he bought out the London Union, now the London Times, and operated it one year, which embraced the famous Brough Vallandigham campaign. On January 1, 1872, Mr. Wallace established the London Enterprise as an independent newspaper. In April, 1879, the Enterprise was made Republican at the solicitation of the Republican County Executive Committee, and is today the Republican organ of Madison County. Mr. Wallace has printed the paper eleven years, three of them under the disadvantage of loss of sight. During the eleven years, the paper has neither changed hands or name, or missed a publication.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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