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Douglas Paul Wheeler

Douglas Paul Wheeler, American conservationist, state agency administrator, lawyer. Bar: North Carolina 1966, District of Columbia 1999. Recipient commendation United States Department Interior, 1976, Achievement award, 1980, Conservation award Gulf Oil corporation, 1985, Charles S. Murphy award for public svc, 1995, Presidential award for sustainable development, 1996, National Conservation Leadership award The Conservation Fund, 1997.


  • Wheeler, Douglas Paul was born on January 10, 1942 in Brooklyn. Son of Robert S. and Lottie (Neubauer) Wheeler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Government with honors, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1963. Bachelor of Laws, Duke University, 1966.


    • Associate Levine, Goodman & Murchison, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1966-1969. Legislation attorney to assistant legislation counsel United States Department Interior, Washington, 1969-1972, deputy assistant secretary Fish and Wildlife and Parks, 1972-1977. Executive vice president National Trust for History Preservation, 1977-1980.

      President American Farmland Trust, 1980-1985, now life member. Executive director Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1985-1986. Vice president Conservation Foundation, Washington, 1986-1988, executive vice president, 1989-1991.

      Secretary resources State of California, Sacramento, 1991—1999. Partner Hogan & Hartson LLP, Washington, since 1999. Board member Lincoln Institute Land Use Policy, American Farmland Trust, National Conservation Systems Foundation.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Carolina 1966, District of Columbia 1999.


    • Contributor chapters to books.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Honorary life member board visitors Duke University School Law. Member advisory council The Conservation Fund. Member biodiversity conservation working group North America Commission Environmental Cooperation.

    Trustee Colorado Conservation Trust. Member council Yosemite Fund. Candidate North Carolina House of Representatives, 1968.

    Member District of Columbia Republican Central Committee, 1984-1985. Chairman advisory board National Park Systems Lieutenant Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Naval Reserve, 1969-1975. Member American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, Sierra Club (life), American Farmland Trust (life).


    • Married Heather A. Campbell, August 28, 1965. Children: Clay Campbell, Christopher Campbell.
    • father: Robert S. Wheeler
    • mother: Lottie (Neubauer) Wheeler
    • spouse: Heather A. Campbell
    • children: Clay Campbell Wheeler
    • Christopher Campbell Wheeler
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    Born January 10, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1963
      Hamilton College
    • 1966
      Duke University
    • 1966 - 1969
      Associate, Levine
      Charlotte, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • 1969 - 1972
      legislation attorney, to assistant legislation counsel United States Department Interior
      Washington, United States
    • 1977 - 1980
      executive, vice president National Trust for History Preservation
    • 1985 - 1986
      executive, director Sierra Club
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1986 - 1988
      vice president, Conservation Foundation
      Washington, United States
    • 1991 - 1999
      secretary, resources State of California
      Sacramento, California, United States
    • 1999
      partner, Hogan & Hartson Limited Liability Partnership
      Washington, United States
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