Wheeler, who currently funds several wireless industry startups through Core Capital Partners, previously led the CTIA and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA).
Wheeler also writes about history. He focused on technology in a 2006 book – “Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails” – about Abraham Lincoln’s use of the telegraph to help win the Civil War.
Wheeler, a lifelong Democrat, was a trustee of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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