George Douglas Wise (1831 - 1898)

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Birthplace: Deep Dreek, Accomack, Virginia, USA
Death: Died
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About George Douglas Wise

George Douglas Wise (1831-1898) served as captain in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War, and as a U.S. Representative from Virginia (1891-1895).

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George Douglas Wise (June 4, 1831 - February 4, 1898) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia, cousin of John Sergeant Wise and Richard Alsop Wise and nephew of Henry Alexander Wise.

Born at "Deep Creek," the Wise estate in Accomack County, near Onancock, Virginia, Wise was graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington. He studied law in the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Richmond, Virginia. He served as captain in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He was Commonwealth's attorney of the city of Richmond from 1870 to 1889, when he resigned.

Wise was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1889). He served as chairman of the 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.

Wise was elected to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895). He served as chairman of the committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses). Wise was a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1901. He died in Richmond, Virginia, February 4, 1898. He was interred in Hollywood Cemetery.

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   * George D. Wise at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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Capt. & Hon. George D. Wise (CSA)'s Timeline

1831
June 4, 1831
Accomack, Virginia, USA
1898
February 4, 1898
Age 66
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Richmond, Virginia, USA