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WHEELER, Charles Kennedy (1863-1933)

WHEELER, CHARLES KENNEDY, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., April 18, 1863; received his early education from a private tutor; was graduated from Southwestern University, Clarksville, Tenn., in 1879 and from the Lebanon Law School, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1880; was admitted to the bar the same year through the enactment of a special grant by the State legislature, and commenced practice in Paducah, McCracken County, Ky.; city solicitor of Paducah 1894-1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth, Fifty-sixth, and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1903); did not seek renomination in 1902; practiced law in Paducah, Ky., until his death in that city June 15, 1933; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

University of Kentucky Libraries
Division of Special Collections and Archives, The Wendell H. Ford Research Center and Public Policy Archives
Lexington, KY
Papers: 1879-1933, 3.5 cubic feet.
The collection consists of correspondence from across the country related to Charles K. Wheeler's speech on "flunkeyism", legal documents and cases, and personal material. An unpublished inventory is available in the library and online.

  • Wheeler, Charles Kennedy. Against national banks and for free silver. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1898.
  • ------. Against the gold standard. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1900.