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Encyclopedia > William A. Wheeler
William A. Wheeler
William A. Wheeler

In office
March 4, 1877 – March 4, 1881
President Rutherford Hayes
Preceded by Henry Wilson
Succeeded by Chester A. Arthur

Born June 30, 1819
Malone, New York
Died June 4, 1887, age 67
Malone, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse Mary King Wheeler

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Early life and Career

Wheeler was born in Malone, New York, and attended Franklin Academy and the University of Vermont. He was admitted to the bar in 1845, practiced law in Malone, and served as district attorney for Franklin County from 1846 to 1849. He became a member of the New York State Assembly in 1850 and 1851 and member of the state Senate from 1858 to 1860. He was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh United States Congress (March 4, 1861March 4, 1863). He was a delegate to the state constitutional conventions in 1867 and 1868, and was elected to the Forty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1869March 4, 1877). Malone, New York is the name of two locations in Franklin County, New York. ... Franklin Academy is a boarding school in East Haddam, Connecticut, serving the needs of students in grades 8-12 who have Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NLD). ... UVM redirects here. ... A district attorney is, in some U.S. jurisdictions, the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminals. ... The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York Legislature body of the state of New York. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ... Dates of Sessions 1861-1863 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from July 4, 1861 to August 6, 1861. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

William A. Wheeler

Despite his long career in politics, he was not very conspicuous, and few outside his home district knew who he was. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2994x3548, 946 KB) Description William Wheeler, 19th Vice President of the United States. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2994x3548, 946 KB) Description William Wheeler, 19th Vice President of the United States. ...


The 1876 Election

Wheeler was a delegate to the Repubican convention in 1876, which had just nominated Rutherford B. Hayes on the seventh ballot. Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the 19th President of the United States (1877-1881). ...

Hayes/Wheeler campaign poster
Hayes/Wheeler campaign poster

The convention was recessed for dinner, and as a sop to Roscoe Conkling, the party bosses announced that they would let the New York delegation pick the candidate. So some of the delegation were discussing the matter and they were stymied. They couldn't think of anyone who they would want to stick with the position. Then one of them began to giggle. "What about Wheeler?" he chuckled. Soon everyone was having a hearty laugh, including Wheeler, and the next morning he was, much to everyone's surprise, nominated by acclamation.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (535x790, 134 KB) http://hdl. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (535x790, 134 KB) http://hdl. ... Roscoe Conkling (October 30, 1829–April 18, 1888) was a United States politician from New York. ...


Governor Hayes, when he heard of what had happened, remarked: "I am ashamed to say: Who is Wheeler?"[2]


Not having done much campaigning, Wheeler didn't participate in the firestorm that took place after the victory of the Tilden-Hendricks ticket was disputed in November of 1876.


Vice Presidency

He was inaugurated in March 1877 and served until March 1881.


Since Wheeler was a recent widower, President and Mrs. Hayes took pity on him, and the Vice President was a frequent guest at the White House's alcohol-free luncheons. Other than that, Wheeler merely presided over the Senate, which he found extremely tedious, and was little heard from otherwise.


Hayes had long announced he wouldn't run for a second term, and Wheeler wasn't even considered, even jokingly, for the 1880 nomination.


Retirement

When his term was over, he retired from public life and active business pursuits because of ill health, and died in Malone, New York. He was interred in Morningside Cemetery, Malone. Malone is a town located in Franklin County, New York. ...

Preceded by
George W. Palmer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 16th congressional district

March 4, 1861March 3, 1863
Succeeded by
Orlando Kellogg
Preceded by
Calvin T. Hulburd
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th congressional district

March 4, 1869March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
Robert S. Hale
Preceded by
John M. Carroll
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

March 4, 1873March 3, 1875
Succeeded by
Andrew Williams
Preceded by
Henry H. Hathorn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

March 4, 1875March 3, 1877
Succeeded by
Amaziah B. James
Preceded by
Henry Wilson
Republican Party vice presidential candidate
1876 (won)
Succeeded by
Chester A. Arthur
Vice President of the United States
March 4, 1877March 4, 1881

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Notes

  1. ^ Sol Barzaman: Madmen and Geniuses; Follet Books Chicago 1974
  2. ^ Sol Barzaman: Madmen and Geniuses; Follet Books Chicago 1974

 
 

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