Ron Wright (politician)

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Ron Wright
Ron Wright, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 6th district
In office
January 3, 2019 – February 7, 2021
Preceded byJoe Barton
Succeeded byJake Ellzey
Personal details
Ronald Jack Wright

(1953-04-08)April 8, 1953
Jacksonville, Texas, U.S.
DiedFebruary 7, 2021(2021-02-07) (aged 67)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan Wright
EducationUniversity of Texas at Arlington

Ronald Jack Wright (April 8, 1953 – February 7, 2021) was an American politician. He was a Republican. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Texas's 6th congressional district from 2019 until 2021. He served on the Arlington's city council from 2000 to 2008. He was mayor pro-tem of Arlington from 2004 to 2008.

Wright was born in Jacksonville, Texas. In 2019, he reported he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.[1] On February 7, 2021, Wright died of COVID-19 at the age of 67 in Dallas. He was the first sitting member of Congress to die due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.[2]

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  1. Tinsley, Anna M. (July 29, 2019). "Cancer strikes a North Texas congressman, but he says he will stay in D.C. and fight". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  2. "Rep. Ron Wright dies after battle with COVID-19". The Dallas Morning News. February 8, 2021. Retrieved February 8, 2021.

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