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William Almon Wheeler

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Born: June 30, 1819

Birthplace: Malone, New York

Father: Almon Wheeler 1789 – 1827
(Buried: Morningside Cemetery, Malone, New York)​

Mother: Eliza H. Woodward 1794 – 1858
(Buried: Morningside Cemetery, Malone, New York)​

Wife: Mary King 1828 – 1876
(Buried: Morningside Cemetery, Malone, New York​

Political Party: Republican Party

Education:


Attended University of Vermont​

Occupation before War:
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1845 – 1851: Attorney in Malone, New York​
1846 – 1849: Franklin County, New York District Attorney​
1850 – 1851: Member of New York State Assembly​
1851 – 1865: Cashier of Malone, New York Bank​
1854: Trustee of Bankrupted Northern Railroad Company​

1858 – 1860: New York State Senator

Civil War Career:

1851 – 1865: Cashier of Malone, New York Bank​
1861 – 1863: United States Congressman from New York​
1861 – 1863: Chairman of House War Department Expenditures Committee​
1861 – 1863: Ranking Member of House Territories Committee​

Occupation after War:

1867 – 1868: President of New York State Constitutional Convention​
1869 – 1877: United States Congressman from New York​
1869 – 1873: Chairman of House Pacific Railroad Committee​
1869 – 1871: Member of House Treasury Department Expenditures Committee​
1871 – 1873: Member of House Library Committee​
1873 – 1875: Chairman of House Interstate and Foreign Commerce​
1873: Voted against the Salary Grab Act to increase Congress Pay​
1873: Returned the salary increase to the U.S. Treasury Department Committee​
1873 – 1875: Member of House Appropriations Committee​
New York State Commissioner of New York State Parks​
1875: Leader of the Wheeler Compromise of 1875​
1875 – 1877: Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee​
New York State Commissioner for New York State Survey​
1877 – 1881: Vice President of United States of America​
1880: Choose not to run for Republican Party Nomination as President​

Died: June 4, 1887

Place of Death: Malone, New York

Age at time of Death: 67 years old

Burial Place: Morningside Cemetery, Malone, New York
 
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