06/07/1825 - 04/13/1903

WISE, Morgan Ringland, a Representative from Greene County; born, June 7, 1825 in West Bethlehem, Washington County, Pa.; graduated, Waynesburg College, 1856; teacher; gold miner; farmer; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1875, 1876, 1877 and 1878 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1879 term; elected, United States Congress (1879-1883); cattle rancher; unsuccessful campaign, delegate to Congress, Arizona territory (1884); unsuccessful campaign, governor, Arizona territory (1885); unsuccessful campaign, mounted inspector, Arizona territory (1886); consul, United States Department of State (1888-1900); died, April 13, 1903 in Moon Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Green Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Congressional Biography

After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Morgan Ringland Wise went on to serve in congress

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