Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876

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Dates:
Birth 1806-12-03
Death 1876-09-12

Biographical notes:

American lawyer and politician; governor of Virginia.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to President Buchanan, 1857 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588282

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Thomas Teackle in Baltimore, 1841 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588600

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, to Col. T.H. Ellis, 1859 Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588277

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to an unidentified recipient, 1837 Oct. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588604

U.S. Representative and Governor of Virginia, and Confederate Army officer, of Accomack County, Va.

From the description of Henry A. Wise papers, 1833-1896 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24923895

Henry A. Wise, from Accomack County, Virginia, was educated as a lawyer, and served in Congress, 1833-1844 as a Jacksonian Democrat. In a break with Jackson, he joined the Whigs. He enjoyed a long political career, serving as governor 1850-1860, and as a Confederate general. He was considered a great individualist in politics, and he found a kindred spirit in Fernando Wood, who had a genius for political organization, representing New York state in Congress and as mayor of New York City, spanning a career of forty years (1841-1881).

From the description of Letters, 1841 and 1858-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145409535

U.S. Ccngressman, 1833-1844; U.S. minister to Brazil, 1844-1847; and governor of Virginia, 1856-1860.

From the description of Papers, 1833-1894. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20504862

Governor of Virginia; General in Southern army.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to Robert Johnson and Jas. Britton, 1856 Sept. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270489555

Henry A. (Henry Alexander) Wise (1806-1876) was a United States Representative, 1832-1843; minister to Brazil, 1844-1847; Governor of Virginia, 1856-1860; and Confederate Army officer of Accomack County, Va., 1861-1865.

From the guide to the Henry A. Wise Papers, ., 1833-1896, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

U.S. Congressman, 1833-1844; U.S. minister to Brazil, 1844-1847; and governor of Virginia, 1856-1860.

From the description of Papers, 1869. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41546393

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Subjects:

  • Dueling--History--19th century
  • Abolitionists
  • Presidents--Election--1865
  • Governor
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--History--19th century
  • Suffrage--History
  • Trials
  • Lawyers--Political and social views
  • Slavery
  • Slavery--Extension to the territories
  • Dueling
  • Presidents--Election--1856
  • Slave trade--History--19th century
  • Constitutional amendments
  • Real property
  • Political corruption
  • Elections--History

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  • James River and Kanawha Canal (Va.) (as recorded)
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  • Brazil (as recorded)
  • James River (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)