Carole Garnett (Wheeler)

Inducted: 1968

Carole Wheeler (Garnett) was a member of the U.S. women’s swim team who competed in the 1924 Paris Games. Later she coached swimming and diving. After the death of her first husband, an army colonel, in an auto crash, Carole married Henry S. Wheeler, a mayor of Newport. As Mrs. Wheeler, she became very active in civic and political affairs and served a term as president of the Rhode Island Republican Women’s Club.

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