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  Wheat, William H.
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  2020-01-01  
 
NameWilliam H. Wheat
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Rantoul, Illinois , United States
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Born February 19, 1879
DiedJanuary 16, 1944 (64 years)
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InfoWHEAT, WILLIAM HOWARD, a Representative from Illinois; born in Kahoka, Clark County, Mo., February 19, 1879; attended the public schools of Brookfield and Chillicothe, Mo., and Chaddock College and Gem City Business College, Quincy, Ill.; clerk in clothing stores in Quincy and Bloomington, Ill.; moved to Thomasboro, Ill., in 1900, becoming engaged as bookkeeper and later cashier of a bank; in 1909 moved to Rantoul, Ill., and served as vice president and president of banking institutions; also interested in agriculture; school treasurer of Rantoul, Ill., for a number of years; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Seventy-fifth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth, Seventy-seventh, and Seventy-eighth Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 16, 1944; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul, Ill.

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  11/03/1942 IL District 19 Won 57.33% (+14.66%)
  11/05/1940 IL District 19 Won 50.61% (+1.23%)
  11/08/1938 IL District 19 Won 51.51% (+3.02%)
  04/12/1938 IL District 19-R Primary Won 56.89% (+25.84%)
  11/03/1936 IL District 19 Lost 44.28% (-11.45%)
  04/14/1936 IL District 19-R Primary Won 49.32% (+21.24%)
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