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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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.