Harrison H. WHEELER, Congress, MI (1839-1896)

WHEELER Harrison H. , a Representative from Michigan; born at Farmers Creek, Lapeer County, Mich., March 22, 1839; attended the common schools; taught school until 1861; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army November 1, 1861, as a private in Company C, Tenth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry; promoted to second lieutenant in June 1862; first lieutenant of Company E, same regiment, in April 1863; captain of Company F, same regiment, in April 1865; settled in Bay City, Mich., at the close of the war; elected clerk of Bay County in 1866; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Bay City; member of the State senate in 1870 and 1872; moved to Ludington, Mason County, Mich., in 1873; appointed circuit judge in 1874 and later elected to the office; resigned in June 1878; appointed postmaster April 16, 1878, and served until his successor was appointed, April 26, 1882; resumed the practice of law in Ludington; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; appointed United States pension agent at Detroit February 8, 1894, and served until his death; died at Farmers Creek, near Lapeer, Mich., July 28, 1896; interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Ludington, Mich.

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

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