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John Sergeant Wise, Brazilian lawyer. member 48th Congress (1883-1885), Virginia at-large.

Background

Wise, John Sergeant was born on December 27, 1846 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (where his father was United States minister to Brazil). Son of Henry Alexander and Sarah (Sergeant) Wise.

Education

Educated Virginia Military Institute, 1863-1864. Served as Second lieutenant in C.S.A., until Lee’s surrender. B.L., University of Virginia, 1867.

Career

Father of Henry Alexander W., United State Attorneys, Eastern District of Virginia, 1881-1883. Member 48th Congress (1883-1885), Virginia at-large. Candidate for government, 1885.

Moved to New York, 1888. Author: Diomed, 1898, 1905. The End of an Era, 1899.

The Lion’s Skin, 1905. Recollections of Thirteen Presidents, 1906. Citizenship, 1906. Home: New York, New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Diomed, 1898, 1905. The End of an Era, 1899. The Lion’s Skin, 1905.

      Recollections of Thirteen Presidents, 1906. Citizenship, 1906.

Membership

Member 48th Congress (1883-1885), Virginia at-large.

Connections

Married Evelyn Beverly Douglas, November 3, 1869.

father:
Henry Alexander Wise

mother:
Sarah (Sergeant) Wise

spouse:
Evelyn Beverly Douglas