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Loren Edgar Wheeler (October 7, 1862 – January 8, 1932) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Loren E. Wheeler
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1927
Preceded byJames Earl Major
Succeeded byJames Earl Major
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byJames McMahon Graham
Succeeded byJames Earl Major
Personal details
Born(1862-10-07)October 7, 1862
Havana, Illinois
DiedJanuary 8, 1932(1932-01-08) (aged 69)
Springfield, Illinois
Political partyRepublican

Born in Havana, Illinois, Wheeler attended the public schools and Graylock Institute, South Williamstown, Massachusetts. He moved to Springfield, Illinois, in 1880 and engaged in the ice and coal business until 1910 when he became identified with the advertising business. He served as member of the board of aldermen 1895-1897. He served as mayor of Springfield 1897-1901. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1900. Postmaster of Springfield 1901-1913.

Wheeler was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1923). On April 5, 1917, he voted against declaring war on Germany. He served as chairman of the Committee on Railways and Canals (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress.

Wheeler was again elected to the Sixty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1925 - March 3, 1927). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress. He continued his former business activities in Springfield, Illinois, until his death there on January 8, 1932. He was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Loren E. Wheeler (id: W000339)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James M. Graham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 21st congressional district

1915–1923
Succeeded by
J. Earl Major
Preceded by
J. Earl Major
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 21st congressional district

1925–1927
Succeeded by
J. Earl Major