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William A. Wheeler

William A. WheelerAKA William Almon Wheeler

Born: 30-Jun-1819
Birthplace: Malone, NY
Died: 4-Jun-1887
Location of death: Malone, NY
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Morningside Cemetery, Malone, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Vice President under Hayes

Vice President of the United States from 1877 to 1881, was born at Malone, New York, on the 30th of June 1819. He studied at the university of Vermont for two years (1833-35), and in 1845 was admitted to the bar. First as a Whig, and then, after 1856, as a Republican, he was prominent for many years in state and national politics. He was a member of the state Assembly in 1849-50, a member and president pro tempore of the state Senate in 1858-59, and a member of the national House of Representatives in 1861-63, and again from 1869 until 1877. He was the author of the so-called "Wheeler Compromise" by which the difficulties between contending political factions in Louisiana were adjusted in 1875. Nominated for vice president by the Republicans in 1876 on the ticket with President Rutherford B. Hayes he was installed in office through the decision of the Electoral Commission, and at the end of his term he retired from public life. He died at Malone on the 4th of June 1887.

Father: Almon Wheeler (d. 1827)
Mother: Eliza Woodworth
Wife: Mary King (m. 17-Sep-1845)

    High School: Franklin Academy, Malone, NY
    Law School: University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (1838-40)

    US Vice President (4-Mar-1877 to 4-Mar-1881, under Rutherford B. Hayes)
    US Congressman, New York 19th (1875-77)
    US Congressman, New York 18th (1873-75)
    US Congressman, New York 17th (1871-73)
    US Congressman, New York 7th (1869-71)
    US Congressman, New York 16th (1861-63)
    New York State Senate (1858-60)
    New York State Assembly (1850-51)
    New York State Official District Attorney, Malone, NY (1846-49)
    Risk Factors: Insomnia

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