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Wright, C to D

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, C. — of Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio. Postmaster at Tallmadge, Ohio, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, C. A. — of Houghton, Houghton County, Mich. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, C. C. — of Jerauld County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state senate 19th District, 1895-96. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, C. D. — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Mayor of Dayton, Ohio, 1906-07. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, C. D. — of South Brownsville (now part of Brownsville), Fayette County, Pa. Burgess of South Brownsville, Pennsylvania, 1923. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, C. E. — of Monticello, Wright County, Minn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, C. E. — of Norfolk, Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, C. G. — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Guilford County, 1921-22. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, C. J. — of Otter Tail County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 59, 1909-10. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, C. Rebecca — of Towson, Baltimore County, Md. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1924. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, C. T. — of Fountain Hills, Maricopa County, Ariz. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008; Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Wright, Caleb E. — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Republican. U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 12th Pennsylvania District, 1867. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Caleb Merrill (1908-2001) — also known as Caleb M. Wright — Born in Georgetown, Sussex County, Del., October 7, 1908. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for Delaware, 1955-73; took senior status 1973. Died May 12, 2001 (age 92 years, 217 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Allen E. Ertel
  See also federal judicial profile
  Wright, Calvin E. — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Democrat. Idaho state auditor, 1939-45; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Idaho, 1951. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Carl — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Wright, Carl C. — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Progressive. Candidate for mayor of Owosso, Mich., 1913. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Carl E., Jr. — of Illinois. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1946. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Carl J. — of Michigan. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state senate 34th District, 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Wright, Carol J. — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980. Female. Still living as of 1980.
Carroll D. Wright Wright, Carroll Davidson (1840-1909) — also known as Carroll D. Wright — Born in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, N.H., July 25, 1840. Republican. Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state senate Sixth Middlesex District, 1872-73; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1876; chief, Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics, 1873-88; in charge of the state census in 1875 and 1885, and the federal census for Massachusetts in 1880; U.S. Commissioner of Labor, 1885-1905; university professor; president, Clark College, Worcester, Mass., 1902. Unitarian. English and Scottish ancestry. Member, American Economic Association; American Statistical Association; American Antiquarian Society. Died February 20, 1909 (age 68 years, 210 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Nathan Reed Wright and Eliza (Clark) Wright; married, January 1, 1867, to Caroline Elizabeth Harnden.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
  Wright, Charles — of Westchester County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Westchester County, 1844. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles — of Burlington County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Burlington County, 1898-1902. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles — of Sussex County, Del. Member of Delaware state senate, 1901-04 (Sussex County 2nd District 1901-02, Sussex County 4th District 1903-04). Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles — of North Manchester, Wabash County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles — of Ionia County, Mich. Prohibition candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Ionia County, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles (d. 1998) — of Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. Mayor of Davenport, Iowa, 1977-81. Died January 2, 1998. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles A. — of East Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from East Haddam, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles A. — of Cayuga County, N.Y. Progressive. Candidate for New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles C. — Delegate to Virginia limited constitutional convention 24th District, 1945. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles E. — of Charleston, Mississippi County, Mo. Mayor of Charleston, Mo., 1965-66. Still living as of 1966.
  Wright, Charles Frederick (1856-1925) — of Susquehanna, Susquehanna County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1856. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1899-1905 (15th District 1899-1903, 14th District 1903-05); delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904, 1908; Pennsylvania state treasurer, 1910-13. Died in 1925 (age about 69 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Susquehanna, Pa.
  Relatives: Brother of Myron Benjamin Wright (1847-1894).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wright, Charles H. — of Garfield, Bergen County, N.J. Postmaster at Garfield, N.J., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles I. — of Centralia, Boone County, Mo. Republican. Chair of Boone County Republican Party, 1949. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles J. — of Greene County, Mo. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Greene County 1st District, 1913-14. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles O. (b. 1845) — of Coventry, Orleans County, Vt. Born in Westminster, Windham County, Vt., September 1, 1845. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Coventry, 1910. Methodist. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles S. — of Monroe County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Monroe County 1st District, 1869-70. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles S. — of Carrollton, Carroll County, Mo. Implement dealer; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Carroll County, 1913-16. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles S. — of Ceredo, Wayne County, W.Va. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee). Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles W. — of Colorado. Colorado state attorney general, 1879-80. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Charles Will — U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, as of 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Chris See Crispus Attucks Wright
  Wright, Christopher See T. Christopher Wright
  Wright, Clare — Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 13th District, 1942. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Clarence D. — of Clinton, Vermillion County, Ind. Mayor of Clinton, Ind., 1944, 1950-53. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Clarence E. — of Carbondale, Jackson County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Clayton F. (b. 1849) — of Sterling, Windham County, Conn.; Killingly, Windham County, Conn. Born in Rhode Island, November, 1849. Democrat. Farmer; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Killingly, 1910, 1912, 1918, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Albin Wright and Lucinda (Matteson) Wright; married 1871 to Media Crossman; first cousin of Asahel Johnson Wright (1854-?).
  Wright, Clifford See H. Clifford Wright
  Wright, Clifton H. — of West Ashford, Ashford, Windham County, Conn. First selectman of Ashford, Connecticut, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Clinton L. — of Norfolk, Va. Republican. Postmaster at Norfolk, Va., 1911-15, 1922-31 (acting, 1922). Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Clyde J. — Socialist. Candidate for Governor of Nebraska, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Clyde W. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 32nd District, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Wright, Clymer — of Texas. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1993. Still living as of 1993.
  Wright, Coleman — of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1948 (alternate), 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Coley P. — of Albion, Orleans County, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from Orleans County, 1910, 1914; candidate for New York state senate 47th District, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Colvin See J. Colvin Wright
  Wright, Commodore C. — of McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Ill. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Crispus Attucks (c.1904-2001) — also known as Chris Wright — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born about 1904. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for U.S. Representative from California 26th District, 1958. African ancestry. In 1997, donated $2 million to the University of Southern California's law school, which was the largest-ever gift to USC by an African American. Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 4, 2001 (age about 97 years). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Crispus Attucks
  Wright, Curtis W. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, D. C. — of Osyka, Pike County, Miss. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Dan S. — of Washington County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Washington County, 1842. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Daniel Boone (1812-1887) — of Salem, Benton County (now Hudsonville, Marshall County), Miss.; Ashland, Benton County, Miss. Born in Giles County, Tenn., February 17, 1812. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 1853-57; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Ashland, Benton County, Miss., December 27, 1887 (age 75 years, 313 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Benton County, Miss.
  Presumably named for: Daniel Boone
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wright, Daniel M. — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Progressive. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Hartford, 1912, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Daniel S. — of Whitehall, Washington County, N.Y. Member of New York state senate 13th District, 1852-53. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Daniel T., Jr. — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Republican. Common pleas court judge in Ohio 1st District, 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Daniel Thew (1864-1943) — Born in Riverside (now part of Cincinnati), Hamilton County, Ohio, September 24, 1864. Associate Justice, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1903-14; resigned 1914. Died in Fenwick, Charles County, Md., November 18, 1943 (age 79 years, 55 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Wright, David — of Killingworth, Middlesex County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Killingworth, 1830-31. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, David — Delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Alfred, 1832. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, David — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Republican. Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, David — of Clarion, Clarion County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984. Still living as of 1984.
  Wright, David J., Jr. — of St. Clair County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state senate 28th District, 1964; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 76th District, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Wright, David L. — of Effingham, Effingham County, Ill. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, David S. — of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, David W. — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Kentucky state house of representatives 48th District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Wright, Dawn M. — of San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Wright, Deborah — of California. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 9th District, 1994, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Wright, Delaware S. — of Delaware. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Delbert — of Turney, Clinton County, Mo. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Wright, Della — of Hannibal, Marion County, Mo. Liberal. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1924. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Della — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1969. Female. Still living as of 1969.
  Wright, Dennis See H. Dennis Wright
  Wright, Dexter R. — of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state senate 6th District, 1849. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Dexter R. — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from New Haven, 1879; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1879. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Dexter S. — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Republican. Member of Kentucky state house of representatives 38th District; defeated, 1973; elected 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  Wright, Dick See Richard Wright
  Wright, Don — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Governor of Alaska, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Wright, Don C. — of Crane, Stone County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Stone County Democratic Party, 1921. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Donald Orr (born c.1893) — also known as Donald O. Wright — of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn. Born in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., about 1893. Republican. Lawyer; member of Minnesota Republican State Central Committee, 1924-26; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 30, 1927-34; member of Minnesota state senate 30th District, 1935-60; delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1940 (member, Credentials Committee); Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, 1954-55. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of F. B. Wright (1867?-?).
  Wright, Donald R. (1907-1985) — of California. Born in Placentia, Orange County, Calif., February 2, 1907. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; municipal judge in California, 1953; superior court judge in California, 1960; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1970-77. Died in 1985 (age about 78 years). Interment at Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton, Calif.
  Wright, Donn H. — of South Dakota. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Senator from South Dakota, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Wright, Dorothy See Dorothy Wright Atkinson
  Wright, Doug — of Saltillo, Lee County, Miss. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Wright, Douglas — of Omaha, Morris County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Douglass B. — of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from West Hartford, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.


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