Robert Prentiss (Pete) Wheeler, 65, a retired political analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency who was a docent at the Hirshhorn Museum, died of cancer Friday at his home in Washington.
Mr. Wheeler was born in Fitzgerald, Ga., and reared in Macon, Ga. He earned a bachelor's degree in public administration at the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in international affairs at George Washington University.
He served with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II, then was a civilian political analyst with the Army Department in Washington and in Japan from 1946 until joining the CIA in 1952.
Mr. Wheeler worked for the Agency in Washington and in Tokyo, Japan, before retiring in 1973, He had been a docent at the Hirshhorn since the mid-1970s, and also had taken courses in chamber music appreciation at the Smithsonian Institution.
He was a member of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Adelia Callaway of Washington; four daughters, Geraldine Dessau Florence of El Segundo, Calif., Rosella Sussman of Arlington, Melissa Wheeler of San Rafael, Calif., and Mary Slayton Wheeler of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons, Robert Prentiss Wheeler Jr. of Alexandria, and Charles of Herndon; two brothers, Charles A. of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Benjamin P. of Miami, Fla., and one grandchild.