WISE, Robert Ellsworth, Jr.

WISE, Robert Ellsworth, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


WISE, Robert Ellsworth, Jr., a Representative from West Virginia; born in Washington, D.C., January 6, 1948; B.A., Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1970; J.D., Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, La., 1975; admitted to the West Virginia bar in 1975 and commenced practice in Charleston; member, State senate, 1980-1982; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2001); was not a candidate for reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 2000; Governor of West Virginia, 2000-2005.

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External Research Collections

Shepherd University
Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education

Shepherdstown, WV
Oral History: 2013, 28 pages. An oral history interview with former Congressman Bob Wise, conducted by Alan Sturm. A transcript is available in the repository and online.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1988, 7 commercials on 2 videocassettes. The commercials were used during Robert Wise's campaign for the 1988 U.S. congressional election in District 3 of West Virginia, Democratic Party.

West Virginia State Archives
Manuscript Collections

Charleston, WV
Papers: ca. 1975-2005, 9 boxes. The papers of former Congressman Bob Wise contain memoranda and correspondence, journals, awards, legislation, committee papers, newsclippings, and district files. An inventory is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Wise, Bob. Raising the Grade: How High School Reform Can Save Our Youth and Our Nation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

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