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Representative  Peter Rudy Wallace Speaker
(1994 - 1996)

District 52

Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  St. Petersburg

Occupation:  Attorney

Child(ren):  Daniel McSwain

Education:  Harvard College, A.B., 1976; J.D., 1979, Intramural sports

Born:  April 13, 1954, St. Petersburg, FL

History:  Henry A. Wallace, great-uncle, Vice President of United States 1941-1945; Martha Rudy Wallace, mother, Pinellas County School Board 1972-1980; Sally C. Wallace, aunt, St. Petersburg City Council 1976-1985


Religious Affiliation:  Episcopal

Recreational Interest:  basketball, tennis, kayaking, fishing

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 1982, reelected subsequently

Other Public Service

Law Clerk to Judge Paul Roney, U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals 1979-1980


St. Petersburg Kiwanis Club

Bayfront Life Services Board of Trustees


Presidential Scholar 1972

Harvard National Scholar 1972-1979

Leadership St. Petersburg 1981-1982

Outstanding Young Men of America 1982-1985

FTP-NEA Friend of Education 1987

Sierra Club Legislative Award 1987

Preservation 2000 Leadership Award 1992

1000 Friends of Florida Bill Sadowski Award 1992

Florida Young Democrats Democrat of the Year 1991

Florida Advocates for Community Care for Disabled Adults Legislator of the Year Award 1994

Pinellas Emergency Mental Health Services (PEMHS) Pace Award recipient 1993

American Automobile Association (AAA) Legislator of the Year Award 1993

Independent Colleges and Universities Liberty Bell Award 1994

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