College professor. Born– November 24, 1918, in Scottsboro, Ala. Parents– Jesse Harrison and Lucy (Enochs) Wheeler. Married– Margery Ellen Gary on October 3, 1943. Children– Three. Education– Auburn University, B.S. 1939, M.S., 1941; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1950. Taught at Boys High School, Atlanta, 1940-1941; University of Missouri, 1949-. Served in U.S. Army, 1941-1946. Ford Foundation Faculty Fellow, 1951-1952. Review Editor, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 1961-1969. Member– Association of American Geographers, National Council on Geographic Education and American Geographic Society. Died July 8, 1994.
Who’s Who in America; American Men and Women of Science.
Workbook and Study Guide for Regional Geography of the World. New York; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964.
Essentials of World Geography. Fort Worth, TX: Saunders, 1993.
Essentials of World Geography. Fort Worth, TX; Saunders, 2000.
Regional Geography of the World; an Introductory Survey. New York; Holt, 1955.