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Governor Bob Wise Papers Added to W.Va. State Archives

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A 423-page book chronicling the administration of former Gov. Bob Wise has been added to the state archives.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History announced the addition of the electronic edition of “State Papers and Public Addresses of Bob Wise” on Friday.

The edition covers the former governor’s major policy initiatives. It also includes his 2001 inaugural address, each of his annual State of State addresses and scores of other speeches and documents.

Wise was governor from 2001 until 2005. Before that, he served in Congress for 18 years.

Since leaving office, he has served as president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, an advocacy and research group for improving the quality of the country’s high schools.