Hamilton K. Wheeler
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Hamilton K. Wheeler
Hamilton K. Wheeler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 9th district

March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895
Herman W. Snow
Robert R. Hitt
Personal details
Born(1848-08-05)August 5, 1848
Ballston, New York
DiedJuly 19, 1918(1918-07-19) (aged 69)
Kankakee, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

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

Born in Ballston, 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, and then studied law and gained admission to the bar in 1871, commencing practice in the city of Kankakee. He served as member of the Illinois 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, serving as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896 and 1900.

He died in Kankakee, Illinois, July 19, 1918, and was interred in Mound Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Hamilton K. Wheeler (id: W000335)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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