WHEAT, James L.

1840–1913

Biography

a Postmaster from Wisconsin; born in Bridgeport, Madison County, N.Y., March 22, 1840; United States Army, 1862–1865; coal dealer; elected Postmaster of the United States House of Representatives for the Fifty-first Congress and served until his resignation on October 1, 1890 (December 2, 1889–October 1, 1890); died on May 19, 1913, in Los Angeles, Calif.; interment at Mariposa District Cemetery, Mariposa, Calif.

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