|1886-1941||Clarence B. Wallace|
Clarence B. Wallace founded the Wallace University School at the request of three Nashville men in 1886, A. G. Adams, J. B. O’Bryan, and R. B. Throne. Along with most schools of the era, Wallace University School emphasized “character and scholarship.” In part because of the importance of scholarship and in part because of its small size, the school did not emphasize athletics. While the school was for boys, there were occasional female students. Wallace was the school’s sole headmaster for its 55-year existence.