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  Wise, Richard A.
NameRichard A. Wise
Williamsburg, Virginia , United States
Born September 02, 1843
DiedDecember 21, 1900 (57 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 28, 2015 12:47am
InfoWISE, Richard Alsop, (son of Henry Alexander Wise, grandson of John Sergeant, brother of John Sergeant Wise, and cousin of George Douglas Wise), a Representative from Virginia; born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 2, 1843; attended private schools in Richmond, Va., Harrison’s Academy, Albemarle County, Va., and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., for two years; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as a private in Stuart’s cavalry and as assistant inspector general of Wise’s brigade, Army of Northern Virginia; was graduated in medicine from the Medical College of Virginia in 1867 and practiced; professor at the College of William and Mary 1869-1881; delegate to all Republican State conventions from 1879 to 1900; superintendent of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia 1882-1885; member of the State house of delegates 1885-1887; clerk of the circuit and county courts of the city of Williamsburg and county of James City 1888-1894; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1892, 1896, and 1900; successfully contested as a Republican the election of William A. Young to the Fifty-fifth Congress and served from April 26, 1898, to March 3, 1899; was again successful in contesting the election of William A. Young to the Fifty-sixth Congress and served from March 12, 1900, until his death in Williamsburg, Va., December 21, 1900; interment in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.


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Father Henry A. Wise 1806-1876
Brother John S. Wise 1846-1913
Nephew Henry A. Wise 1881-1951
Mother Sarah Sergent Wise 0000-
Grandfather John Sergeant 1779-1852
Great-Grandfather Jonathan Sergeant 1746-1793
Grandmother Margaretta Sergeant 0000-

  11/06/1900 VA - District 02 Lost 31.56% (-30.65%)
  11/08/1898 VA - District 02 - Revised Vote Totals Won 45.44% (+11.87%)
  11/08/1898 VA - District 02 Lost 28.42% (-27.39%)
  11/03/1896 VA - District 02 - Revised Vote Totals Won 54.76% (+16.06%)
  11/03/1896 VA - District 02 Lost 42.78% (-7.67%)