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Raymond Milner Wheeler

Raymond Milner Wheeler, American physician, educator. Decorated Silver Star, Purple Heart; recipient Distinguished Service award University North Carolina Medical School, 1969; Frank Porter Graham award North Carolina Civil Liberties Union, 1979. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine.


  • Wheeler, Raymond Milner was born on September 30, 1919 in Farmville, North Carolina, United States. Son of George Raymond and Sallie Kate (Collins) Wheeler.

  • Education

    • Certificate in medicine, U. North Carolina, 1941. Doctor of Medicine Washington University, St. Louis, 1943.


    • ; children—Linda Lou, Margaret Browning, David Stewart. Married Julie Buckner Carr, June 6, 1958. Intern Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1943-1944.

      Assistant resident medicine North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1946-1948. Private practice internal medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1948. Department chairman medicine Charlotte Memorial Hospital, 1961-1963.

      Clinical associate professor medicine U. North Carolina Medical School, 1966-1970.


    • Author articles.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Unitarian


    Member Field Foundation commission physicians who studied hunger in Mississippi, 1967. Member Citizens Board Inquiry into Hunger in the United States, 1968, into Brookside Strike, 1974. Member North Carolina Council Human Relations, from 1956, president, 1957-1961.

    Member Southern Regional Council, from 1956, chairman of the executive committee, 1964-1969, president, 1969-1974. Chairman board directors Children’s Foundation, 1973-1974. Served to captain Military Cross, Australia, 1944-1946.

    Fellow American College of Physicians. Member American Public Health Association, Mecklenberg County Medical Society.


    • Married Mary Lou Browning, June, 1942 (divorced 1956).; married Julie Buckner Carr, June 6, 1958. Children: Linda Lou, Margaret Browning, David Stewart.
    • father: George Raymond Wheeler
    • mother: Sallie Kate (Collins) Wheeler
    • spouses: Mary Lou Browning
    • Julie Buckner Carr
    • children: Linda Lou Wheeler
    • Margaret Browning Wheeler
    • David Stewart Wheeler
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    Died February 17, 1982
    (aged 62)