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Wheeler, William Almon 1819-1887 Statesman; born in Malone, N. Y., June 30, 1819; received a collegiate education; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845; district attorney of Franklin county, N. Y., William Almon Wheeler. in 1846-49; member of Congress in 1860-62 and 1869-77; and in 1874 was the author of the celebrated Wheeler compromise, by which the political troubles in Louisiana were arranged, William P. Kellogg being recognized as governor, while the State Senate became R
g them over to the latter, had them concelled.
In this way he put the money beyond possible reach of himself or his heirs.
He was elected Vice-President of the United States in 1876 on the ticket headed by Rutherford B. Hayes.
He died in Malone, N. Y., June 4, 1887.
The following is the text of the Wheeler compromise:
New York, March 13, 1875.
The undersigned having been requested to examine the claims of the persons hereinafter named to seats in the Senate and House of Representati