Hamilton K. Wheeler

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Hamilton K. Wheeler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byHerman W. Snow
Succeeded byRobert 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. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in the city of Kankakee. He served as member of the 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. He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896 and 1900. He died in Kankakee, Illinois, July 19, 1918. He 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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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Herman W. Snow
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 9th congressional district

1893 – 1895
Succeeded by
Robert R. Hitt