Rev. David Richard ("D.R.") Wallace (September 30, 1878 – June 2, 1966) was the originator of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church.

Wallace was born September 30, 1878 in Cleveland, Ohio. It's unknown when he first came to Oakland; his name first appears in the Oakland Tribune in 1912. 2 St. Augustine's was then a mission of St. John's Episcopal Church.

In 1927, Wallace was elected president of the Oakland branch of the NAACP. 3 He continued to be involved with the NAACP; in 1937 he elected treasurer of the Alameda County NAACP, serving along with Byron Rumford. 4

Wallace married Ruby Mary Baham (Wallace) in 1939, and they had one daughter, Sharon Lavanda Wallace (Bryant).

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Links and References

  1. Corner Stone Laying of New Mission of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church is Held Oakland Tribune August 14, 1920
  2. St. Augustine's Chapel Oakland Tribune December 25, 1912
  3. N.A.A.C.P. Executive Board Meets Oakland Tribune February 20, 1927
  4. Officers Elected Oakland Tribune December 26, 1937
  5. Activities Among Negros Oakland Tribune July 2, 1939