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Major William Wheelock

Major William Wheelock, American health care administrator. Named New Hampshire Citizen of Year, 1977; recipient Bancroft award New Hampshire Psychiatric Society, 1977, Granite State award Plymouth State College, 1987.


  • Wheelock, Major William was born on December 12, 1936 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Major William and Mildred Mary (Rogers) Wheelock.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Providence College, 1958.


    • Budget examiner, special assistant to assistant secretary of Navy, Washington, 1963-1966. Legislation analyst, budget examiner Bureau of Budget, Executive Office of President, 1966-1971. Executive assistant to the governor State of New Hampshire, 1971-1973.

      Superintendent New Hampshire Hospital, Concord, 1973-1977. Preceptor George Washington University School Hospital Administration. Executive director New Hampshire Charitable Fund, Concord, 1977-1978.

      President Rumford National Graphics, Inc., 1978-1982. Senior vice president New Hampshire Savings Bank, 1982-1985. Executive vice president Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, New Hampshire, 1985-1995.

      President Crotched Mountain Foundation, Greenfield, since 1995. Trustee New Hampshire Savings Bank, 1981-1983. Board directors Yankee Public Company Inc.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    President Young Republican Club, Fall River, Massachusetts, 1957-1958. Board directors New Hampshire Industrial Development Authority, 1972-1975. Board directors Community Health Care Association, 1974-1975, vice president, 1976.

    Board directors New Hampshire Mental Health Association, 1979-1982, president, 1980-1982. Board directors Crotched Mountain Foundation, since 1980. Board directors New Hampshire Council for Humanitites, 1980-1986, chairman, 1984-1986.

    Board directors New Hampshire Social Welfare Council, 1983, 90—, president, 1986-1990. Board directors New England Foundation Humanities, 1990-1995, Monadnock Family Services, since 1990, Monadnock Communications Day Care Center, since 1992. Served with United States Army, 1959-1961.

    Member New Hampshire Hospital Association, American College Hospital Administrators, Concord Country (president 1976-1977), Keene Country Club (vice president 1993-1994, president since 1995), Rotary (vice president 1982-1983, president 1983-1984). Clubs: Concord Country (president 1976-1977), Keene Country (president 1995-1996). Lodges: Rotary (vice president 1982-1983, president 1983-1984).


    • Married Rita Pauline Gauthier, February 22, 1962. Children: Major William III, Nancy Beth.
    • father: Major William Wheelock
    • mother: Mildred Mary (Rogers) Wheelock
    • spouse: Rita Pauline Gauthier
    • children: Major William III Wheelock
    • Nancy Beth Wheelock
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