Jim Wright

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Jim Wright
56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 6, 1987 – June 6, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Preceded byTip O'Neill
Succeeded byTom Foley
House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1987
DeputyJohn Brademas
Tom Foley
Preceded byTip O'Neill
Succeeded byTom Foley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1955 – June 30, 1989
Preceded byWingate Lucas
Succeeded byPete Geren
Personal details
James Claude Wright, Jr.

(1922-12-22)December 22, 1922
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
DiedMay 6, 2015(2015-05-06) (aged 92)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.s
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Mab Wright
Alma materWeatherford College
University of Texas, Austin
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army Air Force
Years of service1941-1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

James Claude Wright, Jr. (December 22, 1922 – May 6, 2015) 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.[2]

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
  2. Robert L., Jackson (June 1, 1989). "THE RESIGNATION OF JIM WRIGHT : SPEAKER'S DOWNFALL". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved Feb 28, 2022.

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