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Henry Creighton Wallis

Henry Creighton Wallis, son of Jesse Comegys Wallis and Elizabeth Republican Creighton, was born in Terrebonne Parish, LA in 1838. He was educated in Maryland and at the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and served for four years. He then came to Louisiana to claim his mother's inheritance. He returned to Maryland where he taught school for a number of years.

Wallis returned to Louisiana and taught in Lafayette Parish and Vermilion Parish Public Schools. He married Effie Durke in 1892 and served as Superintendent of Education of the Lafayette Parish Public Schools from Sept. 1900 to Apr. 1901.

He died in 1909 at his Greenwood Plantation home between Cade and Milton.

Aurelien Olivier was President of the School Board during Wallis' tenure as Superintendent.