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Wright, A to B

WRIGHT (Soundex W623) — See also ARKWRIGHT, BOATWRIGHT, BOTWRIGHT, CARTWRIGHT, CORTWRIGHT, COURTWRIGHT, DRUMWRIGHT, HANDWRIGHT, HOVEY-WRIGHT, PARSONS-WRIGHT, REAT, REATH, RHETT, RIETH, RIGHT, RIOTTE, RITT, SEAWRIGHT, WAINWRIGHT, WANEWRIGHT, WHEELWRIGHT, WIGHT, WRAIGHT, WREATH, WRIGHTON, WRIGHTSMAN, WRIGHTSON.

  Wright, A. B. — of Johnston City, Williamson County, Ill. Mayor of Johnston City, Ill., 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, A. M. — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, A. M. — of Essex, Middlesex County, Conn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Adrian, Sr. — of Pine Lawn, St. Louis County, Mo. Candidate for mayor of Pine Lawn, Mo., 2009. Still living as of 2009.
  Wright, Albert J. — Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Alburtus D. (b. 1864) — of Middlebury, Addison County, Vt. Born in Weybridge, Addison County, Vt., June 13, 1864. Republican. Member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1927; member of Vermont state senate from Addison County, 1929. Congregationalist. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Alden — of Nashua, Hillsborough County, N.H. Republican. Candidate for New Hampshire state house of representatives from Nashua 6th Ward, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Alexander — Progressive. Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Alfred — of Ironwood, Gogebic County, Mich. Republican. Mayor of Ironwood, Mich., 1966; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 110th District, 1966, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Wright, Alfred A. (born c.1870) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., about 1870. Accountant; writer; candidate in primary for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1921. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Alfred P. — Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Allen — of Bates County, Mo. Socialist. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Bates County, 1910. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Ambrose Ransom (1826-1872) — also known as Rans Wright — of Georgia. Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ga., April 26, 1826. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1856; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Georgia state senate, 1863; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1868, 1872. Died in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga., December 21, 1872 (age 46 years, 239 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Ga.
  Wright, Amherst — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 12th District, 1874. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Amos — of Erie County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Erie County, 1844. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Andrew J. — of New Castle County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 15th District, 1901-02, 1905-06, 1911-12. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Anna C. — Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1914. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Annie — of Augusta, Richmond County, Ga. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1924. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Anson — of Otsego County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Otsego County 1st District, 1852. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Anson See J. Anson Wright
  Wright, Archibald W. — Chief justice of Tennessee state supreme court, 1850. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Luke Edward Wright (1846-1922).
  Wright, Arthur — of Brownstown Township, Wayne County, Mich. Supervisor of Brownstown Township, Michigan, 2007-09. Still living as of 2009.
  Wright, Arthur D. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 7th District, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  Wright, Arthur H. — of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Grand Traverse District, 1958. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Arthur W. — Candidate for Minnesota state senate 5th District, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Asa Torrence (1872-1937) — also known as Asa T. Wright — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born August 4, 1872. Mayor of Owosso, Mich., 1917-26, 1932-35; defeated, 1926, 1928, 1935. Died, from pneumonia, in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., April 23, 1937 (age 64 years, 262 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Owosso, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of William Wright (1841-1911) and Rhoda (Orser) Wright (1844-1929); married to Mary Alta Brown (1877-1965).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wright, Asahel Johnson (b. 1854) — of Killingly, Windham County, Conn. Born in Foster, Providence County, R.I., September 29, 1854. School teacher; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Killingly, 1882. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Wright (1807-1893) and Lucy (wells) Wright; married, February 9, 1885, to Emma P. Cooke; first cousin of Clayton F. Wright (1849-?).
  Wright, Ashley Bascom (1841-1897) — also known as Ashley B. Wright — of North Adams, Berkshire County, Mass. Born in Massachusetts, 1841. Republican. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1893-97; died in office 1897. Died August 14, 1897 (age about 56 years). Interment at Hinsdale Cemetery, Hinsdale, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wright, Augustus — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1807-08, 1809-10, 1814-15. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Augustus Romaldus (1813-1891) — of Georgia. Born in Wrightsboro, McDuffie County, Ga., June 16, 1813. Democrat. State court judge in Georgia, 1842-49; U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1857-59; delegate to Georgia secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Georgia to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Georgia in the Confederate Congress, 1862-64; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1877. Died near Rome, Floyd County, Ga., March 31, 1891 (age 77 years, 288 days). Interment at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, Ga.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wright, B. F. — of Flandreau, Moody County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 20th District, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Bartley J. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Kings County 13th District, 1898. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Mrs. Ben — of Higbee, Randolph County, Mo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1920. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Ben D. — of Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y. Prohibition candidate for secretary of state of New York, 1912; Prohibition candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1914; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Benjamin — of Oneida County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Oneida County, 1804-05, 1807-09. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Benjamin Drake (1799-1874) — also known as Benjamin D. Wright — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa., January 23, 1799. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; member Florida territorial council, 1824, 1831-33, 1837; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Florida, 1825, 1825-31; mayor of Pensacola, Fla., 1828-29, 1841-42; delegate to Florida state constitutional convention from Escambia County, 1838-39; member of Florida state senate, 1845; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1853; president, Alabama and Florida Railroad, 1856; delegate to Florida state constitutional convention from Escambia County, 1865; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1869. Died April 28, 1874 (age 75 years, 95 days). Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of William Wright (1750-1820) and Sarah Ann (Osborne) Wright (1763-1847); married, February 23, 1826, to Josefa 'Josephine' de la Rua (1811-1843).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wright, Betsey — of Arkansas. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Wright, Blake See E. Blake Wright
  Wright, Bob See Robert Wright
  Wright, Boykin — of Georgia. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1900; Georgia state attorney general, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Branson — of Illinois. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 17th District, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Brian Richard (born c.1949) — also known as Brian R. Wright — of West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Mich. Born about 1949. Libertarian. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1980, 1992; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1980 (19th District), 1992 (11th District). Still living as of 1992.
  Wright, Bruce — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1960. African ancestry. Still living as of 2001.
  Relatives: Father of Keith L. T. Wright (1953?-).
  Wright, Bryndan See James Wright
  Wright, Bryndan — of Mansfield, Tarrant County, Tex. Candidate for mayor of Mansfield, Tex., 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Wright, Burr See M. Burr Wright
  Wright, Butler See Joshua Butler Wright


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