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

James W. Wise
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byCharles Lafayette Bartlett
Succeeded bySamuel Rutherford
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
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

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.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles L. Bartlett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1925
Succeeded by
Samuel Rutherford


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

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