Hamilton K. Wheeler

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Hamilton K. Wheeler

Hamilton Kinkaid Wheeler (August 5, 1848 - July 19, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Ballston Township, New York, Wheeler moved to Illinois in 1852 with his parents, who settled near Grant Park, Kankakee County. He attended public and private schools in Kankakee County. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in the city of Kankakee. He served as member of the state senate in 1884.

Wheeler was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He resumed practicing of law in Kankakee, Illinois. He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896 and 1900. He died in Kankakee, Illinois, July 19, 1918. He was interred in Mound Grove Cemetery.

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