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 James Eugene Wise

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James Eugene Wise

Birth
Hardin County, Kentucky, USA
Death 22 Oct 1962 (aged 75)
Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 62004025 View Source
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Born at Pitts Point in Hardin County, Kentucky.

He was a Kentucky State Senator who became Lieutenant Governor and acting governor of Kentucky for a few days.

HISTORY OF KENTUCKY
VOLUME III
The American Historical Society
1922
Judge Charles Kerr, Editor

JAMES EUGENE WISE
Since 1914 has been a member of the Hardin County bar. He entered the profession with an extensive acquaintence and friendship in Hardin County, where he has spent all his life and where, for a number of years he was a successful educator.

Mr. Wise was born on a farm in Hardin County April 26, 1887. His great-grandfather, Hatten Wise, was a native of Virginia and an early settlor in Kentucky. The grandfather of the Elizabethtown lawyer was Green Wise, who was born in Kentucky. William H. Wise was born in Hardin COunty and always followed farming. He married Catherine French, a native of Bullitt County, and daughter of Benjamin French.

James E. Wise grew up on his father's farm, had the advantage of the rural schools, the high school at Vine Grove, East Lynn College and the State Normal School at Bowling Green. For seven years he attended and taught school alternately, and his ambition and efforts have been responsible for his steady progress. He studied law with George Holbert at Elizabethtown, and since his admission to the bar on January 28, 1914, has been accumulating a large practice in all the courts. In 1917 he was elected on the democratic ticket to the office of county attorney.

Mr. Wise is a member of the Catholic Church and is a Knight of Columbus. On April 9, 1918, he married Miss Nettie Slack, daughter of James C. Slack. They have one son, James E. Wise, Jr.

Bio by: B&JAndrews1945


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