Wheeler, William Almon

Life Span
to
Full name
William Almon Wheeler
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Siblings
2
No. of Spouses
1
Family
 Almon Wheeler (father), Eliza Woodworth Wheeler (mother), Mary King (wife)
Education
Other
Other Education
University of Vermont
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Republican
Government
Hayes Administration (1877-81)
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Local government

William Almon Wheeler (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
WHEELER, William Almon, a Representative from New York and a Vice President of the United States; born in Malone, Franklin County, N.Y., June 30, 1819; completed preparatory studies; attended the Franklin Academy at Malone and the University of Vermont at Burlington; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1845 and practiced in Malone, N.Y.; district attorney for Franklin County, N.Y., 1846-1849; member, State assembly 1850-1851; member, State senate 1858-1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1867 and 1868; elected to the Forty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for reelection, having been nominated in 1876 as the Republican candidate for Vice President; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with Rutherford Hayes in 1876; inaugurated in March 1877 and served until March 1881; retired from public life and active business pursuits because of ill health; died in Malone, N.Y., June 4, 1887; interment in Morningside Cemetery.
“Wheeler, William Almon,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000341.
How to Cite This Page: "Wheeler, William Almon," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/12287.