Malcom Wallace

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Person.png Malcom Wallace   SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(assassin, JFK/Assassination/Premature death)
Mac Wallace.jpg
BornNovember 15, 1921
Mount Pleasant, Texas, United States
DiedJanuary 7, 1971 (Age 49)
Pittsburg, Texas, United States
Criminal penalty
five-year suspended sentence
Children • one son
• two daughters
SpouseMary Andre Dubose Barton Virginia Ledgerwood
Victim ofpremature death
Interests • murder
• assassination
Found guilty of "murder with malice aforethought" for which he was given a suspended sentence. He was working as LBJ's personal assassin since that time.

Malcom "Mac" Wallace, in the words of Mark Gorton was LBJ's "personal hit man" and "had been killing people for a decade to keep LBJ’s crimes from being exposed"[1].


Mac Wallace was the son of a Texas farmer. In 1939 he joined the U.S. Marines. After completing basic training Wallace he served on the aircraft carrier USS Lexington. The following year he fell from a ladder and badly injured his back, after which he was medically discharged and he returned to Dallas in Septmeber 1940.[2]

Murder conviction

On October 22, 1951, Wallace killed professional golfer John Douglas Kinser, who was having an affair with LBJ's sister (with whom Wallace himself had earlier been involved. He was defended by LBJ's lawyer, John Cofer, pleading guilty on a charge of first degree murder. The jury found him guilty of "murder with malice aforethought".[3] One juror argued for life imprisonment while the other eleven were for the death penalty. Judge Charles O. Betts, however, overruled the jury, giving Wallace a five-year sentence, suspended, so he was immediately freed. Bill Adler of the Texas Observer, reports that several of the jury members telephoned Kinser's family to apologize, explaining that they agreed to the sentence only after threats were made against their families.[4][2][5]

Later Employment

Five months after his conviction, in 1952, Wallace was employed by Temco, Inc. of Garland, where he worked until a month after LBJ was sworn in as vice president. In February 1961 he was transferred to the Anaheim, California offices of LTV,[6] which required a background check by the US Navy. Notwithstanding his murder conviction, in 1961 Ling-Temco-Vought got him a security clearance, raising suspicions of involvement by LBJ.[4] He worked with LTV as an administrator for 15 years.

JFK Assassination

Full article: JFK/Assassination

Malcom Wallace was connected to the JFK Assassination by a fingerprint found on a cardboard box at the Texas School Book Depository building.


The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that Wallace was killed about 7:35 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 1971 in a single car event. He appears to have fallen asleep at the wheel, running his car off the road 3.5 miles south of Pittsburg, Texas on U.S. 271. Barr McClellan writes that Wallace "had to be eliminated. After driving to see his daughter in Troup, Texas, he went by L & G's offices in Longview, Texas. There his exhaust was rigged for part of it to flow into his car."[7]

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  1. Document:Fifty Years of the Deep State by Mark Gorton
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  5. Bill Adler, The Killing of Henry Marshall, The Texas Observer (7th November, 1986)
  6. Wilson, Texas Unsolved Mysteries, p. 115
  7. Barr McClellan, Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK (2003)