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George Bourna Wheeler

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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.

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