Wallace Henry B. "H.B."

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Name

Wallace Henry B. "H.B."

Class

2003

Biography

(1915 – 2005) Born in Des Moines, Iowa. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Grandfather and father both served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and his father as Vice President of the United States during the World War II administration of Franklin Roosevelt. Capitalizing on his agricultural genes, became world renown for his work in the development of the principles and techniques of hybridization that made today’s egg industry possible. His company, Hy-Line Poultry Farms, produces 80% of America’s eggs. President of Wallace Research Foundation, sponsor of significant portion of world’s research showing mercury as a neurotoxin and should be removed from medical and dental industries. Sponsor of Voices Take Flight, a program designed to heighten awareness of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Developed an 11-acre “Wallace Desert Gardens,” the largest of its kind in Arizona. Gifted to Scottsdale the H. B. Wallace Preserve, 78 acres on Lone Mountain that is home to wildlife and open to local hikers.