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  Wheeler, William A.
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NameWilliam A. Wheeler
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Malone, New York , United States
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Born June 19, 1819
Died June 04, 1887 (67 years)
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Last ModifiedJuan Croniqueur
May 19, 2013 01:35pm
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InfoWHEELER, William Almon, a Representative from New York and a Vice President of the United States; born in Malone, Franklin County, N.Y., June 30, 1819; completed preparatory studies; attended the Franklin Academy at Malone and the University of Vermont at Burlington; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1845 and practiced in Malone, N.Y.; district attorney for Franklin County, N.Y., 1846-1849; member, State assembly 1850-1851; member, State senate 1858-1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1867 and 1868; elected to the Forty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for reelection, having been nominated in 1876 as the Republican candidate for Vice President; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with Rutherford Hayes in 1876; inaugurated in March 1877 and served until March 1881; retired from public life and active business pursuits because of ill health; died in Malone, N.Y., June 4, 1887; interment in Morningside Cemetery.

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  07/08/1881 NY US Senate Special - R Caucus Lost 40.62% (-3.12%)
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  11/07/1876 US Vice President Won 50.14% (+0.27%)
  06/16/1876 US President - R Convention Lost 0.26% (-32.48%)
  06/16/1876 US Vice President - R Convention Won 57.55% (+43.55%)
  11/03/1874 NY District 19 Won 68.94% (+37.87%)
  11/05/1872 NY District 18 Won 69.16% (+38.33%)
  11/08/1870 NY District 17 Won 69.55% (+39.11%)
  11/03/1868 NY District 17 Won 70.83% (+41.67%)
  11/06/1860 NY District 16 Won 58.73% (+17.47%)
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