The name of an Iowan who played an important national role during the 1930s and ’40s will have a prominent place at a presidential library complex.Henry Wallace was one of the most interesting and dynamic public figures of the 20th century, according to Dr. David Woolner, executive director of the Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park, New York. The facility includes F-D-R’s Library and Museum. An orientation, conference and visitors center is being built that’ll be named for Wallace, an Adair County native, who was named Secretary of Agriculture in 1933 and was Vice President from 1941-44. Woolner says visitors to the complex will have a chance to learn about Wallace.Woolner says the new center “will be a fitting tribute to this distinguished American and his generation.”Construction on the 21-million dollar center bearing Wallace’s name is scheduled to begin later this year. It’s scheduled to open in 2003.
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