Ron Wright (politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Texas's 6th district
January 3, 2019 – February 7, 2021
|Preceded by||Joe Barton|
|Succeeded by||Jake Ellzey|
Ronald Jack Wright
April 8, 1953
Jacksonville, Texas, U.S.
|Died||February 7, 2021 (aged 67)|
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Education||University 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. 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.
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- "Rep. Ron Wright dies after battle with COVID-19". The Dallas Morning News. February 8, 2021. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ron Wright.|
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Vote Smart
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission