Bob Wise

Bob Wise DEMDemocrat

American politician (born 1948)

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Bob WiseDEMDemocrat American politician (born 1948)
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Robert Ellsworth Wise Jr. (born January 6, 1948) is an American politician. A Democrat, Wise served as the 33rd Governor of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005. He also served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 until 2001. In 2005 Wise became the president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, a nonprofit organization that focuses on reforming the nation's high schools. In 2015, North Carolina State University honored Wise with the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation's Friday Medal which recognizes significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education through advocating innovation, advancing education and imparting inspiration.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Tulane University
Tulane University Law School
Juris Doctor
Duke University
Bachelor of Arts
George Washington High School
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
State of West Virginia
2000 - 2004
United States House of Representatives
1982 - 2000
West Virginia Senate
1980 - 1982
United States House of Representatives Democratic Parliamentarian
United States House of Representatives Democratic At-Large Whip
United States House of Representatives Democratic Regional Whip
1975 - 1982
Other Experience1 - 3 of 3
Chair of the Southern States Energy Board
the National Governors Association Natural Resources Committee and the Council on the New Economy Southern Growth Policies Board
West Virginia State Bar Association.
American Bar Association