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John Hervey Wheeler

John Hervey Wheeler, American lawyer, banker.

Background

  • Wheeler, John Hervey was born on January 1, 1908 in Kittrell, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Leonadas and Margaret (Hervey) Wheeler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, Morehouse College, 1929. Bachelor of Laws, North Carolina College, Durham, 1947. Doctor of Laws, Shaw U., 1954, Johnson C. Smith U., 1963, Tuskegee Institute, 1964.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Morehouse College, 1968, Duke, 1970, North Carolina Central U., 1971.

    Career

    • With Mechanics & Farmers Bank, Durham, 1929-1978, president, 1952-1978, also director. Director, securities investment consultant North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. Director Mechanics & Farmers Bank, Durham, Raleigh and Charlotte, Mutual Savings & Loan Association, Durham.

      Director, Executive Committee National Corporation for Housing Partnership, Washington. Chairman Durham Commision on Negro Affairs, 1957-1978. Board directors Mutual Real Estate Investment Trust of New York.

      Appointed by President John F. Kennedy to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1961. Board directors United States-South Africa Leader Exchange Program, Inc., 1961-1974. Chairman Durham Urban Redevelopment Commission.

      Vice chairman Durham City-County Library Board. Member Executive Committee, past president Southern Regional Council, Atlanta. Vice president United Fund, Inc., Durham, 1967-1968.

      Trustee Committee Economics Development member legal staff National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, North Carolina. Vice chairman National Citizens’ Committee for Community Relations. Member President’s Committee on Urban Housing.

      Chairman board Atlanta U. Chairman of the board of trustees Atlanta U. Center, Inc. Trustee Morehouse College, John Avery Boys Club, Durham.

      Member board Durham County Hospital Corporation.

    Membership

    Member Executive Committee, past president Southern Regional Council, Atlanta. Member legal staff National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, North Carolina. Member President’s Committee on Urban Housing.

    Chairman board Atlanta U. Member board Durham County Hospital Corporation. Member National Negro Bankers Association (past president), American Bankers Association’s Minbac Capital Corporation, Omega Psi Phi.

    African Methodist Episcopal Church (general board 1956-1960, 64-78). Mason (32 degree, Shriner).

    Connections

    • Married Selena Warren, December 25, 1935. Children: Mistress.
    • father: John Leonadas Wheeler
    • mother: Margaret (Hervey) Wheeler
    • spouse: Selena Warren
    • child: Mrs Wheeler
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    Died July 6, 1978
    (aged 70)
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