Malcolm (Mac) Wallace
While Malcolm (Mac) Wallace was working on his doctorate at Columbia University he taught at Long Island University, the University of Texas and the University of North Carolina. It was at this time that Edward Clark introduced Wallace to Lyndon B. Johnson and in October, 1950, he began working with the United States Department of Agriculture in Texas.
|MALCOLM EVERETT WALLACE|
|BORN||November 15, 1921
Mount Pleasant, Texas
|DIED||January 7, 1971 (aged 49)
|CAUSE OF DEATH||automobile accident|
|RESTING PLACE||Nevills Chapel Cemetery
Mount Pleasant, Texas
|ALMA MATER||University of Texas at Austin|
|KNOWN FOR||subject of various conspiracy theories|
|SPOUSE(S)||Mary Andre Dubose Barton
|CHILDREN||one son, two daughters|
Wallace was a native of Mount Pleasant, Texas. He was the son of Alvin James Wallace, Sr. (1895-1973), a cement and construction contractor, according to the 1930 US Census, and Alice Marie Riddle (1897-1959). He served in the United States Marine Corps.
Wallace graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1947. He was the president of the student body and led a 1944 protest against the ouster of University president Homer P. Rainey. Wallace was also a student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, from September 1947 to May 1948 but did not graduate with a degree.
On October 22, 1951, Wallace fatally shot John Douglas Kinser, who had been having an affair with his wife, in the clubhouse of an Austin golf course owned by Kinser.
In 1984, Billie Sol Estes told a grand jury investigating the 1961 shooting death of Henry Marshall, an official with the Department of Agriculture, that Wallace was his murderer. Estes, who was convicted in 1963 on federal charges related to non-existent fertilizer businesses, said that Marshall possessed information linking Estes’ fraudulent schemes to a heavily-funded political slush fund run by Lyndon B. Johnson. According to Estes, he and Johnson discussed the need to stop Marshall from making their illegal ties public. In exchange for immunity from prosecution, Estes was also prepared to provide the United States Department of Justice information of eight killings orchestrated by Johnson, including the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He claimed that Wallace persuaded Jack Ruby to recruit Lee Harvey Oswald and that Wallace fired a shot that struck Kennedy.
Glen Sample and Mark Collom implicated Wallace in a conspiracy to assassinate Kennedy in their mid-1990s book The Men on the Sixth Floor. According to the authors, Collom met Loy Factor while confined in a hospital isolation ward in 1971 where Factor implicated himself, Wallace, and a woman named “Ruth Ann” in the assassination of Kennedy. Conspiracy debunker Dave Perry charged the authors of relying upon unreliable witnesses, including Foy, Estes, and Madeleine Duncan Brown.
Barr McClellan, author of Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK, reiterated many of Estes claims in 2003 stating that Johnson, Wallace, Estes, and Cliff Carter were responsible for the death of Marshall. According to McClellan, Wallace fired one shot at Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, then ran to escape. He stated that fingerprints and an eyewitness placed Wallace in that location and that Wallace could be seen as a “shadowy figure” in photos of the building.
Roger Stone, author of the 2013 book The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, called Wallace “Lyndon Johnson’s personal hit man” and also said that Wallace shot Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Similar to McClellan’s account, Stone said six eyewitnesses placed Wallace in that location and that a fingerprint found on a box in the sniper’s nest was his.
- Jones, Garth (August 14, 1985). “Federal Official’s Death Certificate Ordered Changed”. The Victoria Advocate. Victoria, Texas. AP. p. 8A. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
- “M.E. Wallace Services set for Sunday”. The Dallas Morning News. Dallas, Texas. January 10, 1971.
- TEXAS BOARD OUSTS UNIVERSITY HEAD: Students March on Capitol to demand Governor call meeting on discharge of Rainey. New York Times Nov 3, 1944, p 38.
- Dalton, Kyle. “Butler Pitch and Putt in Austin: Murder in the clubhouse, fun on the golf course”. www.golftexas.com. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
- McFadden, Robert D. (May 14, 2013). “Billie Sol Estes, Texas Con Man Whose Fall Shook Up Washington, Dies at 88”. The New York Times. New York. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
- McClellan, Dennis (January 16, 1996). “JFK Death Revisited: A Garden Grove sign shop owner says he and a real estate agent have solved the crime. Their self-published book lays the blame on LBJ.”. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
- McClellan, Dennis (January 16, 1996). “Researcher Disputes O.C. Author’s Conclusions”. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
- “An interview with Barr McClellan, author of Blood, Money & Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K.”. news.findlaw.com. CourtTV. December 1, 2003. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
- Ames, Michael (November 22, 2013). “This Man is Positive LBJ Hired a Man to Kill Kennedy. And He Knows That Man’s Name.”. Esquire. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
- Printout (8/9/2016) of Wallace page from spartacus-educational.com (with handwritten notes from friend)
See also: JFK