WHEELER, Grattan Henry, (1783 - 1852)


WHEELER, Grattan Henry, a Representative from New York; born near Providence, R.I., August 25, 1783; attended public and preparatory schools; moved to New York with his parents, who settled in Steuben County about 1800; agriculturist and lumberman near Wheeler, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1822, 1824, and 1826; served in the State senate 1826-1830; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Twenty-third Congress; resumed former pursuits; presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1840; died in Wheeler, Steuben County, N.Y., March 11, 1852; interment in a private cemetery on the Wheeler homestead.