Richard A. Wise
Richard A. Wise was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 2 September 1843. He attended the College of William and Mary for two years. He served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia. Wise was a professor of chemistry at William and Mary (appointed 1869-1880); superintendent of Eastern Lunatic Asylum (1882-1885); served in the Virginia House of Delegates; served as circuit and county clerk in James City County, Virginia; and served in the U.S. Congress (1898-1900).
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