Wallace was born in St. Clair Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. He graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College), Washington, Pennsylvania in 1844. He studied law in the office of Benjamin Stanton, and eventually became the prosecuting attorney of Columbiana County in 1851 and 1853.
He was appointed judge of the court of common pleas by Ohio Governor George Hoadly on March 5, 1885, to fill a vacancy and served one year; he continued the practice of law until his death in Lisbon, Ohio. He was interred in Lisbon Cemetery.
Wallace married Elizabeth L. McCook of Columbiana County in August, 1848, and had four children.
|Jonathan Hasson Wallace|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 18th district
May 27, 1884 – March 3, 1885
|Preceded by||William McKinley|
|Succeeded by||Isaac H. Taylor|
October 31, 1824|
Columbiana County, Ohio
October 28, 1892 (aged 67)|
|Resting place||Lisbon Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth L. McCook|
|Alma mater||Washington College|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th congressional district
1884 - 1885
Isaac Hamilton Taylor