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  Wright, Warren E.
NameWarren E. Wright
Murrayville, Illinois , United States
Born March 26, 1893
DiedMarch 29, 1962 (69 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 01, 2015 02:56am
InfoMr. Wright had worked as a state harness steward at the Maywood Horse racing track prior to his death in 1962. The $100 a day job was given to him by Governor Otto Kerner after supporting him in the 1960 election. Wright threw his support to Kerner after Governor William Stratton refused to support him in his bid for U.S. Senate in the GOP primary of that same year.

Wright also worked an $800 a month job as a state investigator for the public works department.

Prior to his election to statewide office for the first time in 1940 Wright operated an automobile agency in Murrayville, Illinois. He served overseas during World War I.

Wright ran unsuccessfully for State Treasurer in 1930 and a few more times losing the race for State Treasurer a total of 6 times winning it twice. He ran unsuccessfully for U.S. House in 1934 and for the At Large seat in 1936 in the GOP Primary. Other primaries he lost were his bids for U.S. Senate twice and once for Illinois Governor.

In 1948 Wright actively campaigned for General Douglas MacArthur and served as his national campaign coordinator.

Wright was born March 26, 1893 in Murrayville and died March 29, 1962 in Park Ridge, Illinois. He was buried in Murrayville.

He served as Illinois State Treasurer from 1941-1943 and 1955-1957.


Obituary - Chicago Tribune March 30, 1962 P. 18


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  04/12/1960 IL US Senate-R Primary Lost 28.57% (-2.95%)
  11/04/1958 IL Treasurer Lost 47.84% (-4.32%)
  04/08/1958 IL Treasurer-R Primary Won 56.58% (+13.16%)
  04/10/1956 IL Governor - R Primary Lost 23.53% (-46.30%)
  11/02/1954 IL Treasurer Won 50.14% (+0.27%)
  04/13/1954 IL Treasurer-R Primary Won 42.43% (+9.43%)
  04/08/1952 IL Secretary of State- R Primary Lost 39.41% (-0.56%)
  04/11/1950 IL Treasurer - R Primary Lost 8.11% (-30.42%)
  04/14/1942 IL US Senate - R Primary Lost 16.41% (-64.00%)
  11/05/1940 IL Treasurer Won 50.40% (+1.16%)
  04/09/1940 IL Treasurer-R Primary Won 42.33% (+11.20%)
  04/12/1938 IL Treasurer-R Primary Lost 44.64% (-10.72%)
  04/14/1936 IL At-Large-R Primary Lost 23.90% (-4.18%)
  11/06/1934 IL District 20 Lost 43.07% (-13.85%)
  04/08/1930 IL Treasurer-R Primary Lost 10.32% (-43.91%)
IL Governor - Nov 08, 1960 D Otto Kerner, Jr.
IL US President - R Primary - Apr 13, 1948 I Douglas MacArthur
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1948 I Douglas MacArthur