James W. Wise
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James W. Wise

James W. Wise
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th district

March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1925
Charles Lafayette Bartlett
Samuel Rutherford
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives

Personal details
Born(1868-03-03)March 3, 1868
McDonough, Henry County, Georgia
DiedSeptember 8, 1925(1925-09-08) (aged 57)
Atlanta, Georgia
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materEmory College

James Walter Wise (March 3, 1868 - September 8, 1925) was a U.S. Representative from Georgia.

Born near McDonough, Henry County, Georgia, Wise attended the common schools. He studied law at Emory College in Oxford, Georgia. He was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Fayetteville, Georgia, in January 1893. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1902-1908. He was mayor of Fayetteville in 1904-1906. He served as solicitor general of the Flint judicial circuit in 1908-1912.

Wise was elected as a Democrat to the 64th and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1925). Due to a prolonged illness, he was unable to qualify for or attend the 68th Congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1924. He died in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 8, 1925. He was interred in McDonough Cemetery, McDonough, Georgia.


  • United States Congress. "James W. Wise (id: W000650)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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