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Charles Kennedy WHEELER

(1863-1933)

WHEELER, Charles Kennedy, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., April 18, 1863; received his early education from a private tutor; was graduated from Southwestern University, Clarksville, Tenn., in 1879 and from the Lebanon Law School, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1880; was admitted to the bar the same year through the enactment of a special grant by the State legislature, and commenced practice in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky.; city solicitor of Paducah 1894-1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1903); did not seek renomination in 1902; practiced law in Paducah, Ky., until his death in that city June 15, 1933; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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