Rare Autographs, Manuscripts, Entertainment and Sports Auction December 9th
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A fine Grover Cleveland Signed and inscribed photo " Grover Cleveland June 9th, 1905, To Hon a John A. Wise". A fine bold signature by Cleveland. Photo is approx. 7"x8" matted and framed to an overall size of 11"x13" and in very good condition. With One of A Kind Collectibles LOA.

John S. Wise . (1846–1913) was a member of the House of Representatives (1883–1885), a judge, and, late in his career, a writer of novels and history. Born in Brazil the son of Henry A. Wise, who went on to serve as governor of Virginia, John Wise grew up in Accomack County. He attended the Virginia Military Institute and fought at the Battle of New Market (1864) during the American Civil War (1861–1865) before earning a law degree at the University of Virginia and following his father into politics. In the 1870s he became a follower of William Mahone and joined his Readjuster Party, which allied with African Americans and supported reducing the principal and interest on the state’s antebellum debt . Wise won a seat in Congress in 1882, serving one term, serving as a U.S. attorney for a year in the interim. An outspoken politician who fought at least one duel, Wise lost the governor’s race to Fitzhugh Lee in 1885, leaving Virginia and its toxic political atmosphere three years later to practice law in New York. There he wrote novels, including one in the voice of his favorite hunting dog, a memoir, and an account of his political career. He retired in 1907 and died six years later.

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