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Richard Alsop Wise
Member From: 1885 - 1887
- Birth Date: September 2, 1843 Birth Place:Philadelphia, PA
- Death Date: December 21, 1900
- Gender: Male Race: Caucasian, English, Welsh, Scottish
- Education: Attended Harrison's Academy in Albemarle County and the College of William & Mary; Graduated from Medical College of Virginia in 1867
- Military Service: Joined the Confederate Army as a private in J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry; later joined the 10th Virginia Cavalry (Wise’s Brigade) a lieutenant and became an aide-de-camp to his father, Brigadier General Henry Alexander Wise (former governor of Virginia). Served as Assistant Inspector General and surrendered with his father at Appomattox; 1871, reorganized the Williamsburg militia as Wise’s Light Infantry
- Memberships/Affiliations: served a professor of chemistry at W&M (1869-1881)
named superintendent of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum (1882-1885)
- Additional Info: Successfully contested the election of William A. Young to the 56th Congress
- Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices:
Clerk of Courts, James City County and Williamsburg (188-1894)
Member, US House of Representatives ( April 26, 1898-March 3, 1899 and from March 12, 1900 until his death on December 21, 1900)
Republican who attended every state convention from 1879-1900
|1885-1887||Elizabeth City, Warwick, James City and York||Republican||Labor and Poor
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