Ezra Wheeler

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Erza Wheeler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Preceded by District Created
Succeeded by Philetus Sawyer
Personal details
Born (1820-12-23)December 23, 1820
Chenango County, New York
Died September 19, 1871(1871-09-19) (aged 50)
Pueblo, Colorado
Political party Democratic

Ezra Wheeler (December 23, 1820 - September 19, 1871) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Chenango County, New York, Wheeler received a liberal preparatory schooling and graduated from Union College, Schenectady, New York, in 1842. He moved to Berlin, Wisconsin, in 1849. He studied law and was admitted to the bar commencing practice in Berlin, Wisconsin. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1853. He served as judge of Green Lake County 1854-1862.

Wheeler was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865) as the representative of Wisconsin's newly created 5th congressional district. He resumed the practice of law in Berlin, Wisconsin. On account of ill health, he moved to Pueblo, Colorado, in 1870. He was appointed register of the land office in Pueblo on June 27, 1871, and served until his death there on September 19, 1871. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery, Berlin, Wisconsin.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District Created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Succeeded by
Philetus Sawyer