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George Bourna Wheeler

George Bourna Wheeler, American banker. Mason (33°).

Background

  • Wheeler, George Bourna was born on August 1, 1853 in Kennebunkport, Maine, United States. Son of John A. and Louise Moselle (Bourne) Wheeler.

  • Education

    • Graduate Maine Wesleyan Seminary, Kents Hill, Maine, 1871. Bachelor of Arts, Bowdoin, 1874.

    Career

    • Editor Franklin (N.H.) Journal, 1876-1880, Bloomington (Illinois) Leader, 1880-1887. Public San Diego (California) Daily Bee, 1887-1890. General manager Chippewa Valley (Wisconsin) Railway, Light & Power Company, 1891-1914.

      President Union National Bank, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1914-1934, Chairman, Board Of Directors since 1934. President Eau Claire Hotel Company. Director Wisconsin Bankshares Corporation, Milwaukee.

      President Eau Claire County Council of Defense during World War. Director Greater Wisconsin Association.

    Works

    • Editor Franklin (N.H.) Journal, 1876-1880, Bloomington (Illinois) Leader, 1880-1887. Public San Diego (California) Daily Bee, 1887-1890. General manager Chippewa Valley (Wisconsin) Railway, Light & Power Company, 1891-1914.

      President Union National Bank, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1914-1934, Chairman, Board Of Directors since 1934. President Eau Claire Hotel Company. Director Wisconsin Bankshares Corporation, Milwaukee.

      President Eau Claire County Council of Defense during World War. Director Greater Wisconsin Association, Masonic Temple Assn.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Mason (33°); Clubs: Eau Claire, Kiwanis.

    Connections

    • Married Laura Crawford, May 25, 1880. Children: Helen Louise, Crawford.
    • father: John A. Wheeler
    • mother: Louise Moselle (Bourne) Wheeler
    • spouse: Laura Crawford
    • children: Helen Louise Wheeler
    • Crawford Wheeler
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    Died January 22, 1943
    (aged 89)
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