Wheeler, William

Wheeler, William (Almon)

(1819–87) vice-president, businessman; born in Malone, N.Y. Following an impoverished youth, he became a lawyer and businessman. Known as a scrupulously honest congressman, he was elected vice-president under Rutherford B. Hayes (1877–81) but displayed little enthusiasm for the office.
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Central Stags: Doug Bracewell, Tom Bruce, Josh Clarkson, Dane Cleaver, Greg Hay, Ryan McCone, Ajaz Patel, Seth Rance, Jesse Ryder, Ben Smith, Blair Tickner, Ben Wheeler, William Young.
Earle Wheeler, William Bundy, acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, requested a contingency plan be formulated for an attack with conventional weapons on Chinese nuclear weapons facilities, the document said.