Alexander Wallace (priest)

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Alexander Ross Wallace (27 September 1891 – 26 August 1982) [1] was an English priest and author. [2] He was the Dean of Exeter in the Church of England from 1950 to 1960. [3]

Wallace was educated at Clifton and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He entered the Indian Civil Service in 1914 [4] and when World War I came joined the 17th Cavalry. In 1922 he became a teacher at Wellington College, Berkshire. From 1925 to 1930, he was Headmaster at Cargilfield School, Edinburgh . Further headships followed at Blundell's (1930–1933) and Sherborne (1934–1950) before his ordination in 1939. He was a Canon Residentiary at Salisbury Cathedral from 1942 to 1950 [5] when he entered the Deanery. [6]

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  1. "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  2. Amongst others he wrote The Three Pillars, 1940; Conversation about Christianity, 1946; Christian Focus, 1956 > British Library web site accessed 16:18 GMT Tuesday 12 October 2010
  3. Projects Exeter
  4. National Archives
  5. Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  6. New Dean Of Exeter The Times Wednesday, 19 July 1950; pg. 4; Issue 51747; col D
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Spencer Cecil Carpenter
Dean of Exeter
1950 1960
Succeeded by
Marcus Knight