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Robert Ellsworth "Bob" Wise, Jr. (born January 6, 1948) is an American politician. A Democrat, Wise served as the Governor of West Virginia from January 2001 to January 2005. January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The federal government of the United States was established by the United States Constitution. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... list of West Virginia Governors Arthur I. Boreman Republican 1863-1869 Daniel D. T. Farnsworth Republican 1869-1869 William E. Stevenson Republican 1869-1871 John J. Jacob Democratic 1871-1877 Henry M. Mathews Democratic 1877-1881 Jacob B. Jackson Democratic 1881-1885 Emanuel W. Wilson Democratic 1885-1890 Aretas B...


Wise was born in Washington, D.C. He received a B.A. from Duke University in 1970 and a law degree from Tulane University's College of Law in 1975. Wise's political career began in 1980, when he was elected to the state Senate of West Virginia as a Democrat from the state capital, Charleston. In 1982, Wise was elected to the United States House of Representatives from West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District. He unseated Republican Mick Staton in a close race, but was reelected eight times without serious opposition. His district was renumbered the 2nd after West Virginia's declining population cost it a congressional seat after the 1990 census. Wise served as an at-large whip, regional whip, and parliamentarian for the Democratic Party. He also served as ranking member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three or four years. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational, research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Tulane University Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian university located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... State nickname: Mountain State Official languages English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin (D) Senators Robert Byrd (D) Jay Rockefeller (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 0. ... Downtown Charleston Founded Incorporated 1788 1794  County Kanawha County Borough Parrish Mayor Danny Jones Area  - Total  - Water 84. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... This article is about the year. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ... A parliamentarian is a specialist in parliamentary procedure. ...


In 2000, Wise ran for governor against Republican incumbent Cecil H. Underwood, winning 51 percent to 47 percent. He chaired the National Governors Association Committee on Natural Resources. This article is about the year 2000. ... Cecil Harland Underwood (born November 5, American Republican Party politician from West Virginia, known for the length of his career. ...


In May 2003, Wise made national headlines when allegations of an extramarital affair with a married woman who worked in the state's economic development office surfaced in the Charleston Daily Mail. Although the affair was in no way illegal and did not, as some feared, involve any state money, the resulting scandal forced Wise to drop his plans for re-election in 2004, citing a desire to be closer to his family. Wise's eventual successor, Secretary of State Joe Manchin, a much more conservative Democrat, had already announced that he would oppose him in the primary election, using the slogan "Help is on the way". 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for May, 2003. ... The Charleston Daily Mail is an afternoon newspaper in Charleston, West Virginia. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joe Manchin Joe Manchin III (born August 24, 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia) was elected Governor of West Virginia in the 2004 election and took office on January 17, 2005. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ...


Wise is credited with creating the PROMISE scholarship, which allows many West Virginia students to attend any public in-state university free of charge, to be funded by a major expansion in gambling. The program was clearly inspired by the HOPE scholarship program in Georgia. Soon after he left office, the underfunded program was cut back drastically. Gambling has had many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. ...


Following his term, he returned to Washington, DC. He now serves as the President of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a non-profit devoted to secondary education policy.


Wise and his wife, Sandy, have two children, Robert (born in 1987) and Alexandra (born in 1990). 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...

Preceded by:
Mick Staton
WV 2nd Congressional District
1983–2001 (3rd District until 1993)
Succeeded by:
Shelley Moore Capito
Preceded by:
Cecil H. Underwood
Governor of West Virginia
2001–2005
Succeeded by:
Joe Manchin

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Bob Wise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (443 words)
Wise's political career began in 1980, when he was elected to the state Senate of West Virginia as a Democrat from the state capital, Charleston.
Wise's eventual successor, Secretary of State Joe Manchin, a much more conservative Democrat, had already announced that he would oppose him in the primary election, using the slogan "Help is on the way".
Wise is credited with creating the PROMISE scholarship, which allows many West Virginia students to attend any public in-state university free of charge, to be funded by a major expansion in gambling.
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