James W. Wise

James Walter Wise ( born March 3, 1868 McDonough, Henry County, Georgia, † September 8, 1925 in Atlanta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1925 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Wise attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law at Emory College, Oxford, and its made ​​in 1892 admitted to the bar he began in Fayetteville to work in his new profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

Between 1902 and 1908, Wise sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. During this time, he was from 1904 to 1906 and mayor of the city of Fayetteville. From 1908 to 1912 he served as a prosecutor in the judicial district of Flint. In the congressional elections of 1914 he was in the sixth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Lafayette Bartlett on 4 March 1915. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1925 five legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. In the years 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in Congress were adopted.

During his last legislative period 1923-1925 James Wise was affected by a disease so that he could participate more in any meetings of the Congress. For this reason he resigned in 1925 to further candidacy. He died on September 8, 1925 in Atlanta, and was buried in his hometown of McDonough.