Jim Wright

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Jim Wright
Speaker Jim Wright of Texas.jpg
56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 6, 1987 – June 6, 1989
President Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Tip O'Neill
Succeeded by Tom Foley
House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1987
Deputy John Brademas
Tom Foley
Preceded by Tip O'Neill
Succeeded by Tom Foley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1955 – June 30, 1989
Preceded by Wingate Lucas
Succeeded by Pete Geren
Personal details
Born James Claude Wright, Jr.
(1922-12-22)December 22, 1922
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Died May 6, 2015(2015-05-06) (aged 92)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.s
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Mab Wright
Children 4
Alma mater Weatherford College
University of Texas, Austin
Military service
Service/branch United States Army Air Force
Years of service 1941-1946
Battles/wars World War II

James Claude Wright, Jr. (December 22, 1922 – May 6, 2015), usually known as Jim Wright, was an American politician from Texas.[1] He served for 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the Speaker of the House from 1987 to 1989. Wright resigned from the House in 1989 because of a scandal.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jim Riddlesperger of Texas Christian University, "Jim Wright", West Texas Historical Association and East Texas Historical Association, joint meeting in Fort Worth, Texas, February 26, 2010

Other websites[change | change source]

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