Lila Bell Wallace

Lila Bell Wallace (b. 25 December 1889,
Virden, Manitoba, Canada - d. 8 May 1984, Mount Kisco, New York) was a United States magazine publisher.

Born as Lila Bell Acheson, her father was a Presbyterian minister who brought his family to the USA when she was a child, and she grew up in the Midwest. She graduated from the University of Oregon (1917), taught at schools for two years, and then worked for the Young Women's Christian Association.

In 1921 she married DeWitt Wallace, with whom she co-founded"Reader's Digest"; they published the first issue in 1922.

The Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Writers Award was endowed in her memory.

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