In memoriam: Tim Wallace
Tim Wallace, UC Cooperative Extension specialist emeritus, passed away May 14, 2021, at home in Berkeley. He was 92.
Wallace was raised in Winnetka, Ill., and graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in economics at Harvard University, master's degree at Oregon State University and Ph.D. at Purdue University. He joined UC Berkeley in 1963 and served as a UC Cooperative Extension specialist in agricultural and resource economics, retiring in 1996.
His research focused on public policy, including economic consequences to an area due to changes in natural resource use or as a result of policy changes. He also evaluated irrigation water alternatives with particular attention paid to water quality consequences, international trade implications and regional development.
His distinguished career included logging and ranching in southern Oregon, two years as California Director of Food and Agriculture, and service as Chief Economist for Agriculture on the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
“A gracious and thoughtful man, he loved the outdoors, sailing and canoeing, especially in the Pacific Northwest,” Brian Wright, UC Berkeley professor in agricultural & resource economics and policy and director of the Giannini Foundation, wrote in an email.
Wallace is survived by his wife of 43 years Marye Jayne, daughter Barbara, son Peter, granddaughter Lucia, grandson Kai, great granddaughter Elena, and sister Connie Caldwell.