WISE, George Douglas

WISE, George Douglas
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1831–1908

Biography

WISE, George Douglas, (cousin of John Sergeant Wise, nephew of Henry Alexander Wise), A Representative from Virginia; born at "Deep Creek," the Wise estate in Accomack County, near Onancock, Va., June 4, 1831; was graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington; studied law in the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Richmond, Henrico County, Va.; captain in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Commonwealth attorney of the city of Richmond from 1870 to 1889, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1889); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Forty-ninth Congress); presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Fifty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1889, to April 10, 1890, when he was succeeded by Edmund Waddill, Jr., who contested his election; elected to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); chairman, committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses); died in Richmond, Va., February 4, 1908; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1893, 1 item. Letter of George D. Wise, 1893.

The Library of Virginias
Archives Branch

Richmond, VA
Microfilm: In the Newton M. Lee Correspondence, 1865-1880, 1 reel. Persons represented include George D. Wise.
Papers: In the Gillet-Wise Family Papers, 1834-1872, 40 leaves and 93 pages. Persons represented include George D. Wise.
Papers: In the United Confederate Veterans Virginia Division Records, 1890-1903, 3.85 cubic feet. Persons represented include George D. Wise.
Papers: In the Wise Family Scrapbook, 1879-1901, 2 folders. Persons represented include George Douglas Wise.
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