Wilson Allen Wallis

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W. Allen Wallis
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6th President of the University of Rochester
In office
1962–1970
Preceded by Cornelis W. de Kiewiet
Succeeded by Robert L. Sproull
Personal details
Born (1912-11-05)November 5, 1912
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died October 12, 1998(1998-10-12) (aged 85)
Rochester, New York
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Anne Armstrong
Children Nancy Wallis Ingling
Virginia Wallis Cates
Parents Wilson Dallam Wallis, Grace Steele Allen
Alma mater University of Minnesota, University of Chicago
Profession Administrator

Wilson Allen Wallis (November 5, 1912 – October 12, 1998) was an American economist and statistician best known for serving as president of the University of Rochester.[1] He studied at the University of Minnesota and finished his studies in 1932. He was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.

From 1959 to 1989, he was the economic adviser to the U.S. presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
John E. Jeuck
Dean of the University of Chicago School of Business
1956–1962
Succeeded by
George P. Shultz
Preceded by
Cornelis W. de Kiewiet
President of the University of Rochester
1962–1970
Succeeded by
Robert L. Sproull
Vacant Chancellor of the University of Rochester
1970–1982
Vacant
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Albert H. Bowker
President of the American Statistical Association
1965
Succeeded by
Frederick F. Stephan
Preceded by
Robert S. Benjamin
Chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
1975–1978
Succeeded by
Government offices
Preceded by
Myer Rashish
Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
September 23, 1982 – August 15, 1985
Office renamed
New office Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs
August 16, 1985 – January 20, 1989
Succeeded by
Richard T. McCormack