WHEELER, Hamilton Kinkaid, (1848 - 1918)


"The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress" (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

WHEELER, Hamilton Kinkaid, a Representative from Illinois; born in Ballston Township, Saratoga County, N.Y., August 5, 1848; moved to Illinois in 1852 with his parents, who settled near Grant Park, Kankakee County; attended public and private schools in Kankakee County; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in the city of Kankakee; member of the State senate in 1884; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for renomination in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Kankakee, Ill.; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896 and 1900; died in Kankakee, Ill., July 19, 1918; interment in Mound Grove Cemetery.