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William McDonald (Don) WHEELER

(1915-1989)

WHEELER, William McDonald (Don), a Representative from Georgia; born near Alma, Bacon County, Ga., July 11, 1915; attended the public schools and South Georgia College at Douglas, Middle Georgia College at Cochran, Georgia Teachers College at Statesboro, Ga.; LL.B, Atlanta Law School, 1966; farmer; teacher; United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1955); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1954; Georgia Motor Vehicle Division in the Internal Revenue Department, Atlanta, Ga., 1955-1956; engaged in sales and public relations; tax examiner, State of Georgia; coordinator, Federal programs, Bacon County, Ga., Board of Education; assistant director, Governor’s Highway Safety Program, State of Mississippi; died on May 5, 1989, in Alma, Ga.

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

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