Hiram Wheeler

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Hiram Wheeler
Location Chicago

The late Hiram Wheeler (1809-1892) was a Chicago warehouse owner who served as president of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1855.[1] His firm was Munger, Wheeler & Company, Inc.[2][3]


In 1849, Wheeler moved to Chicago and purchased a warehouse on South Water Street, near Clark-street bridge, and entered into the storage and forwarding business.

Both his sons, Charles W. Wheeler and G. Henry Wheeler, worked in the firm Munger, Wheeler & Company, Inc.[4]

He was elected president of the Chicago Board of Trade in April of 1855 at their seventh annual meeting.[5]


  1. The laws of trade, as adopted by the Board of trade, the Union stock yards and transit company the Lumberman's exchange and the Produce exchange of the city of Chicago together with some practical hints in shipping. Archives.org.
  2. From 1857 until the Fire of 1871. Martimehistoryofthegreatlake.ca.
  3. A family history compiled by Herbert Armstrong Poole between 1905 & 1960. AnthonyMaitland.com.
  4. History of Chicago: From the earliest period to the present time, Volume 1. Google Books.
  5. Annual report of the trade and commerce of Chicago. Chicago Board of Trade.