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banker , congressman , politician

William Howard Wheat, American congressman.

Background

Wheat, William Howard was born on February 19, 1879 in Kahoka, Missouri, United States. Son of Thomas James (Doctor of Divinity) and Sarah (Martin) W.

Education

Attended the public schools of Brookfield

Chillicothe, Mo., and Chaddock College and Gem City Business College, Quincy, Illinois.

Career

clerk in clothing stores in Quincy and Bloomington, Ill.; moved to Thomasboro, Ill., in 1900, becoming engaged as bookkeeper and later cashier of a bank; in 1909 moved to Rantoul, Ill., and served as vice president and president of banking institutions (Cashier Bank of Thomasboro (Illinois), 1900-1906. Cashier Vice-President First National Bank of Thomasboro, 1906-1920. President First National Bank of Rantoul since 1909.); also interested in agriculture; school treasurer of Rantoul, Ill., for a number of years; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Seventy-fifth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth, Seventy-seventh, and Seventy-eighth Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 16, 1944; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul,

Religion

Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively. All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.

Membership

Mason (Shriner), Elk. Club: Champaign (Illinois) County Country.

Connections

Married Mabel Williams, September 17, 1902. 1 son, James Howard.

spouse:
Mabel Williams