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Ezra WHEELER

(1820-1871)

WHEELER, Ezra, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Chenango County, N.Y., December 23, 1820; received a liberal preparatory schooling and was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1842; moved to Berlin, Green Lake County, Wis., in 1849; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Berlin, Wis.; member of the State assembly in 1853; judge of Green Lake County 1854-1862; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); resumed the practice of law in Berlin, Wis.; on account of ill health, moved to Pueblo, Colo., in 1870; appointed register of the land office at Pueblo on June 27, 1871, and served until his death in that city on September 19, 1871; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Berlin, Wis.

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

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