Of Vale is one of those genial, wholesouled men whom it does one good to meet and who infuses new life into you with the simple shake of the hand. His affability and good nature make him a general favorite, and his friends are legion. Mr. Wheeler is a native of Pennsylvania. In which state he received his education, and in August 1868 became a member of the bar. Shortly after he moved to Illinois, and later again to Iowa and Nevada. March 1891 he came to Malheur County, and is at present mayor of the county seat, Vale. He has, however never taken any particular interest in politics, having always devoted his entire time to the practice of his chosen profession. He is married to Miss Annie M. Neal of Iowa.