Everett P. Wheeler

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Everett Pepperrell Wheeler
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Born (1840-03-10)March 10, 1840
New York City
Died February 8, 1925(1925-02-08) (aged 84)
Manhattan
Resting place Green-Wood Cemetery

Everett Pepperrell Wheeler (1840, New York City – 1925) was an American lawyer, author, and politician.

He graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1856 and from Harvard in 1859, obtaining an LL.B. degree. In 1894, he was an unsuccessful candidate for governor of New York, nominated by a split faction of the Democratic Party who were barred from the state convention, and opposed the nomination of ex-governor David B. Hill. Later he helped found the Citizens Union. Wheeler drafted the bill which created in 1897 the consolidated City of New York, incorporating the buroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. He was one of the founders of the American Bar Association.

His writings include:

  • Wages and the Tariff (1888)
  • Modern Law of Carriers (1890)
  • Real Bimetallism (1895)
  • The Harter Act (1899)
  • The Knowledge of Faith (1904)
  • Daniel Webster, Expounder of the Constitution (1905)

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