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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, Katherine — of Marquette, Marquette County, Mich. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Wright, Katherine D. — of Auburn, Lee County, Ala. Democrat. Postmaster at Auburn, Ala., 1943-61 (acting, 1943-44). Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Kearns — of Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Mrs. Keith — of Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Wright, Keith L. T. — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly 70th District, 1993-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for borough president of Manhattan, New York, 2005; Presidential Elector for New York, 2012. African ancestry. Still living as of 2012.
  Relatives: Son of Bruce Wright (1920?-).
  Wright, Ken — of Florida. Republican. Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Wright, Kent See J. Kent Wright
  Wright, Kevin — of Michigan. Republican. Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Wright, Lacy, Jr. (b. 1946) — of Bradshaw, McDowell County, W.Va. Born in McDowell County, W.Va., August 18, 1946. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates, 1975-80, 1997-; member of West Virginia state senate 6th District, 1981-84. Methodist. Member, Lions. Still living as of 1997.
  Relatives: Son of Lacy Wright and Lou E. (Mullens) Wright.
  Wright, Lance — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 6th District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Wright, Larry — Democrat. Candidate for Texas state house of representatives 10th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Wright, Leander — of Amityville, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Postmaster at Amityville, N.Y., 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Leroy A. — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Member of California state senate, 1907-14. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Leslie A. — of Columbus, Columbia County, Wis. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1908 (alternate), 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Leslie S., Jr. — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Wright, Lester J. — of Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state senate 18th District, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Lewis C. — of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich. Mayor of Kalamazoo, Mich., 1931-33. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Lillian — of Flint, Genesee County, Mich. Republican. Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1957; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964. Female. Still living as of 1964.
  Wright, Liza Freeman — of Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Wright, Lloyd V. — Member of Nebraska state board of education 4th District; elected 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Wright, Louisiana — of Aiken, Aiken County, S.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Wright, Lovinna — of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1956. Female. Still living as of 1956.
  Wright, Loyal S. — Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1906. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Loyd E. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1944 (alternate), 1956, 1964; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
Luke E. Wright Wright, Luke Edward (1846-1922) — also known as Luke E. Wright — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., August 29, 1846. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; Tennessee state attorney general, 1870-78; Governor-General of the Philippine Islands, 1904-05; U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1906-07; U.S. Secretary of War, 1908-09. Died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., November 17, 1922 (age 76 years, 80 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Archibald W. Wright (1816?-?); married 1868 to Katherine Middleton 'Kate' Semmes (1844-1937).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
  Wright, Luther (b. 1799) — of Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y. Born in Nelson, Cheshire County, N.H., September 13, 1799. Merchant; miller; banker; village president of Oswego, New York, 1839, 1841; treasurer of several railroad companies; president of the Oswego Gas Light company. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1828 to Lucinda Smith (died 1838); married 1840 to Miss L. Bailey.
Luther L. Wright Wright, Luther L. (b. 1856) — of Ironwood, Gogebic County, Mich. Born in Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., January 18, 1856. Republican. Member of Michigan state board of education, 1901-06; appointed 1901; Michigan superintendent of public instruction, 1907-13. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
  Wright, M. A. — of Glasgow, Valley County, Mont. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, M. Burr — of Mt. Vernon, Westchester County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, M. J. — of California. California surveyor general, 1899. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Mahlon M. — of Morrisville, Bucks County, Pa. Democrat. Postmaster at Morrisville, Pa., 1853-61. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Mamon — of Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1988; Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 2000. African ancestry. Still living as of 2000.
  Wright, Margaret — of Secaucus, Hudson County, N.J. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Margaret (c.1923-1996) — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born about 1923. Shipyard worker during World War II; People's candidate for President of the United States, 1976. Female. African ancestry. Died May 11, 1996 (age about 73 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Wright, Margery — of Garden City, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Hempstead, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928, 1932. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Marion See F. Marion Wright
  Wright, Marion S. — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Wright, Marshall S. — of Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Rocky Hill, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Martha Edna See Martha Wright Griffiths
  Wright, Martin J. — of Vallejo, Solano County, Calif. Republican. Member of California state assembly 17th District, 1871-73; postmaster at Vallejo, Calif., 1873-82; member of California state senate, 1885-86. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Martin M. — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Republican. Postmaster at Easton, Md., 1922-30. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Marvin M. (b. 1901) — of Salisbury, Chariton County, Mo. Born in Salisbury, Chariton County, Mo., December 2, 1901. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Chariton County, 1941-46; chair of Chariton County Democratic Party, 1963-67. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Mary Lou — of Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960. Female. Still living as of 1960.
  Wright, Matthew — of Benton, Bossier Parish, La. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Wright, Maurice Lauchlin (1845-1911) — also known as Maurice L. Wright — of Mexico, Oswego County, N.Y.; Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y. Born in Scriba town, Oswego County, N.Y., November 27, 1845. Republican. Served in the Union Navy during the Civil War; lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District, 1892-1905. Member, Freemasons. Died in Clifton Springs, Ontario County, N.Y., October 14, 1911 (age 65 years, 321 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Scriba town, Oswego County, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of David Parks Wright (1794-1870) and Betsy (Woodworth) Wright (1801-1867); married, November 3, 1869, to Mary Grace Skinner (1846-1914; daughter of Avery Skinner; sister of Charles Rufus Skinner); third cousin once removed of William H. Jackman; third cousin thrice removed of Theodore Dwight, Elijah Hunt Mills and Greene Carrier Bronson (1789-1863).
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wright, Merton F. — of North Branford, New Haven County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from North Branford; elected 1934. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Milo (b. 1857) — of Starksboro, Addison County, Vt. Born in Starksboro, Addison County, Vt., December 12, 1857. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Starksboro, 1910. Baptist. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Minnie — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1936, 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Moses — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Myron Benjamin (1847-1894) — also known as Myron B. Wright — of Susquehanna, Susquehanna County, Pa. Born in Pennsylvania, 1847. Republican. U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1889-94; died in office 1894. Died November 13, 1894 (age about 47 years). Interment at Grand Street Cemetery, Susquehanna, Pa.
  Relatives: Brother of Charles Frederick Wright (1856-1925).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wright, N. Jackson — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Nathan M., Jr. — of Providence, Providence County, R.I. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Neil — of Juneau County, Wis. Democrat. Candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Juneau County, 1938. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Mrs. Neil S. — of Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1924 (member, Credentials Committee). Female. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Nelson A., Jr. — of Pekin, Tazewell County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Nelson F. — Union candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Noland C. — of Anderson, Madison County, Ind. Mayor of Anderson, Ind., 1952-55. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Nora B. — of Denver, Colo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1924. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Norris N. — of New Castle County, Del. Member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County 5th District, 1935-38. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Northam L. — of Centerbrook, Essex, Middlesex County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1940; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Nymphas M. — of Hartland, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Hartland; elected 1906. Burial location unknown.


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