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Wise, John Sergeant 1846- Lawyer; born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where his father was United States minister, Dec. 27, 1846; graduated at the University of Virginia in 1867; became United States district attorney for the eastern district of Virginia in 1881; Republican Congressman-atlarge from Virginia in 1883-85; and settled in New York City in 1889. He is the author of Diomed, and The end of an era.