Sandra Casber Wise

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Sandra Casber Wise
Born Sandra Casber
(1946-07-03) July 3, 1946 (age 70)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Macalester College
University of Minnesota Law School
Occupation Lawyer
Known for First lady of West Virginia, 2001-05

Sandra Casber Wise is the wife of former Governor of West Virginia Bob Wise of West Virginia and served as that state's First Lady from 2001-2005. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 3, 1946. She earned a degree in political science from Macalester College and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. While working as a subcommittee lawyer with the United States House Committee on Ways and Means in the early 1980s, she met her future husband, Bob Wise. They married on July 28, 1984.[1] While first lady, she traveled around the state to promote child literacy and to combat underage drinking.[2]


  1. ^ "Sandra Casber Is Wed To Rep. Robert Wise," New York Times, Published: July 29, 1984
  2. ^ "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Hovah Hall Underwood
First Lady of West Virginia
2001 – 2005
Succeeded by
Gayle Conelly Manchin