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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, S. A. — of Chester, Middlesex County, Conn. Postmaster at Chester, Conn., 1885. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, S. M. II — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Wright, S. P. — of California. Member of California state assembly 27th District, 1862-63; member of California state senate, 1863-65. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, S. T. — of Fayette, Fayette County, Ala. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1912, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Sadie — of Miami, Gila County, Ariz. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1948, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Sam H. — of Texas. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1976. Still living as of 1976.
  Wright, Sam S. — of Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Sam T. — of Waycross, Ware County, Ga. Member of Georgia state senate, 1950; member of Georgia state house of representatives from Ware County, 1951-52. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Samuel — of Herkimer County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Herkimer County, 1802-07. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Samuel D. (1925-1998) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, S.C. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 13, 1925. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1966-73 (39th District 1966, 37th District 1967-72, 54th District 1973); candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New York, 1976. African ancestry. Member, NAACP. Convicted in 1978 of soliciting a bribe and sentenced to jail. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Hilton Head, Beaufort County, S.C., January 20, 1998 (age 72 years, 341 days). Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Samuel G. H. — of Bergen County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1892-93. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Samuel Gardiner (1781-1845) — also known as Samuel G. Wright — of Imlaystown, Monmouth County, N.J. Born in New Jersey, 1781. U.S. Representative from New Jersey 2nd District, 1845; died in office 1845. Quaker. Died July 30, 1845 (age about 64 years). Interment at East Branch Cemetery, Cox's Corner, N.J.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wright, Samuel V. — of Hollidays Cove (now part of Weirton), Brooke County, W.Va. Democrat. Mayor of Hollidays Cove, W.Va., 1941-47. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Scott Olin (1923-2016) — Born in Haigler, Dundy County, Neb., January 15, 1923. U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, 1979-91; took senior status 1991. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 11, 2016 (age 93 years, 178 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Wright, Seymour — of Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Shenandoah, Pa., 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Sharon — of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif. Mayor of Santa Rosa, Calif., 2003. Female. Still living as of 2003.
  Wright, Sharon — Constitution candidate for Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
Silas Wright, Jr. Wright, Silas, Jr. (1795-1847) — of Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born in Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., May 24, 1795. Democrat. Lawyer; St. Lawrence County Surrogate, 1821-24; member of New York state senate 4th District, 1824-27; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1827-29, 1829-30; New York state comptroller, 1829-34; U.S. Senator from New York, 1833-44; resigned 1844; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1844; Governor of New York, 1845-47; defeated, 1846. Died in Canton, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., August 27, 1847 (age 52 years, 95 days). Interment at Silas Wright Cemetery, Canton, N.Y.; memorial monument at Weybridge Town Center, Weybridge, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Silas Wright (1760-1843) and Eleanor (Goodale) Wright (1762-1846); second cousin thrice removed of Henry Merrill Wolcott; second cousin four times removed of Charles Ellsworth Goodell; third cousin once removed of Elijah Hunt Mills; fourth cousin of Morris Woodruff, Martin Keeler, Marshall Chapin and William Dean Kellogg; fourth cousin once removed of Theodore Dwight, Orsamus Cook Merrill, Timothy Merrill (1781-1836), Greene Carrier Bronson, Charles Phelps Huntington, George Catlin Woodruff, Stephen Hiram Keeler, Lewis Bartholomew Woodruff, Edmund Gillett Chapin, William Chapman Williston, Zenas Ferry Moody, Charles Edward Phelps, Arthur Chapin and John Wingate Weeks.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Woodruff-Hornblower-Seymour-Wadsworth family of Connecticut; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Murphy-Merrill family of Harbor Beach, Michigan (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Wright counties in Minn. and Mo. are named for him; Wright County, Iowa may have been named for him.
  Wright Peak, in the Ardirondack Mountains, Essex County, New York, is named for him.
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the U.S. $50 gold certificate from the 1880s until 1913.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Image source: New York Red Book 1896
  Wright, Silas A. — People's candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Silas H. — of Michigan. Born in New York. U.S. Consular Agent in Medellin, 1908-11. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Skelly See James Skelly Wright
  Wright, Smith (b. 1823) — of St. George, Chittenden County, Vt.; Williston, Chittenden County, Vt. Born in Williston, Chittenden County, Vt., March 8, 1823. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1852-53, 1860-61, 1884 (St. George 1852-53, 1860-61, Williston 1884); postmaster; member of Vermont state senate from Chittenden County, 1886. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Smithson E. — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Mayor of Columbus, Ohio, 1843-44. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Solomon W. — of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Mayor of Lansing, Mich., 1870. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Stephanie — of Washington. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Wright, Steve — of Churchville, Harford County, Md. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
Stewart A. Wright Wright, Stewart Alton (1904-1963) — also known as Stewart A. Wright — of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va. Born in Berkeley County, W.Va., August 27, 1904. Democrat. Railroad carman; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Berkeley County, 1949-56. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Moose. Died February 9, 1963 (age 58 years, 166 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William E. Wright and Carrie Davis (Hooper) Wright; married, December 23, 1933, to Sybil Armintha Hook (1905-1960).
  Image source: West Virginia Blue Book 1951
  Wright, T. A. — of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, T. Christopher — Grass Roots candidate for U.S. Representative from Minnesota 5th District, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Wright, T. J. — of California. Member of California state assembly 10th District, 1863-65. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Thomas — of California. Member of California state assembly 20th District, 1861-62. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Thomas — of Rockland County, N.Y. Socialist. Candidate for New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1915. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Thomas See J. Thomas Wright
  Wright, Thomas (1887-1975) — of Benicia, Solano County, Calif. Born February 15, 1887. Mayor of Benicia, Calif., 1953-56. Died August 6, 1975 (age 88 years, 172 days). Interment at Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, Vacaville, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Wright, Thomas — Republican. Presidential Elector for Utah, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Wright, Thomas B. — of Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio. Republican. Mayor of Mansfield, Ohio, 1950-53. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Thomas C., Jr. — of Victoria, Lunenburg County, Va. Republican. Elected Virginia state house of delegates 61st District 2011. Still living as of 2011.
  Wright, Thomas J. J. — Dry candidate for delegate to New Jersey convention to ratify 21st amendment at-large, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Thomas Kenneth (b. 1908) — Born in Pawtucket, Providence County, R.I., June 11, 1908. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Malaya, 1957; U.S. Ambassador to Mali, 1960. Burial location unknown.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Wright, Thomas S. — Democrat. Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Thomas W. — Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 5th District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Wright, Thruston — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wright, Tim — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Wright, Tom See J. Tom Wright
  Wright, Tom See H. Tom Wright
  Wright, Tom — of near Lennon, Genesee County, Mich. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 51st District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Wright, Tony — Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Wright, Trenton E. — of Windham, Windham County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for first selectman of Windham, Connecticut, 1989. Still living as of 1989.
  Wright, Turbutt (1741-1783) — of Maryland. Born near Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Md., February 5, 1741. Delegate to Maryland state constitutional convention, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from Maryland, 1781-82; member of Maryland state legislature, 1781-82. Episcopalian. Died near Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Md., 1783 (age about 42 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Queen Anne's County, Md.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of Robert Wright (1752-1826).
  Political family: Wright family of Queen Anne's County, Maryland.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wright, Turner — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008. Still living as of 2008.


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