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
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
BornJames 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
Children4
Alma materWeatherford College
University of Texas, Austin
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Air Force
Years of service1941-1946
Battles/warsWorld 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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