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James Walter WISE

(1868-1925)

WISE, James Walter, a Representative from Georgia; born near McDonough, Henry County, Ga., March 3, 1868; attended the common schools; studied law at Emory College, Oxford, Ga.; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Fayetteville, Fayette County, Ga., in January 1893; member of the State house of representatives 1902-1908; was mayor of Fayetteville 1904-1906; solicitor general of the Flint judicial circuit 1908-1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1925); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1924; owing to prolonged illness was unable to qualify for or attend the Sixty-eighth Congress; died in Atlanta, Ga., on September 8, 1925; interment in McDonough Cemetery, McDonough, Ga.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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