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VPS19 William Wheeler

A cache by Blue Grass Tom Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/8/2013
In Iowa, United States
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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#19 in the VPS.

US Congressman William Wheeler became vice-president under President Hayes. notes:  "When Congress voted a pay raise in 1873 and made it retroactive for five years, Wheeler not only voted against the raise, but returned his salary adjustment to the Treasury department.  Wheeler's reputation for honesty was celebrated by Allan Nevins in his introduction to John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage. Roscoe Conkling, a Senator and a political boss offered 'Wheeler, if you will act with us, there is nothing in the gift of the State of New York to which you may not reasonably aspire.' Wheeler declined with 'Mr. Conkling, there is nothing in the gift of the State of New York which will compensate me for the forfeiture of my self-respect.'

Governor Hayes, when he heard of Wheeler's nomination, wrote to his wife Lucy: 'I am ashamed to say: Who is Wheeler?' Hayes and Wheeler never served in the House of Representatives at the same time, so Hayes was unfamiliar with his running mate."

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Last Updated: on 10/15/2015 7:29:05 PM Pacific Daylight Time (2:29 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum