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  Wright, Jr., James C.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameJames C. Wright, Jr.
Address
Fort Worth, Texas , United States
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Born December 22, 1922
DiedMay 06, 2015 (92 years)
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Last ModifedRBH
May 25, 2016 05:09pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate - Married - U.S. Air Force - Censured - Presbyterian - Straight -
InfoBorn in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., December 22, 1922; attended the public schools of Fort Worth and Dallas, Tex.; student at Weatherford (Tex.) College, 1939-1940, and the University of Texas, 1940-1941; enlisted in the United States Army Air Force in December 1941; commissioned in 1942 and flew combat missions in the South Pacific; was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross; partner in a national trade extension and advertising firm; member of the Texas State house of representatives, 1947-1949; mayor of Weatherford, Tex., 1950-1954; served as president of the League of Texas Municipalities in 1953; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968, and Convention chairman in 1988; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1955, until his resignation on June 30, 1989; majority leader (Ninety-fifth through Ninety-ninth Congresses), Speaker of the House of Representatives (One Hundredth and One Hundred First Congresses); is a resident of Fort Worth, Tex.


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May 06, 2015 02:50pm Obituary Former House Speaker Jim Wright dies  Article IndyGeorgia 

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RACES
  01/03/1989 US House Speaker Won 59.53% (+19.53%)
  11/08/1988 TX District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/06/1987 US House Speaker Won 59.21% (+18.88%)
  11/04/1986 TX District 12 Won 68.72% (+37.43%)
  05/03/1986 TX District 12 - D Primary Won 90.66% (+81.31%)
  12/01/1984 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 TX District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/01/1982 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 TX District 12 Won 68.90% (+38.45%)
  12/01/1980 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1980 TX District 12 Won 59.92% (+20.62%)
  05/03/1980 TX District 12 - D Primary Won 79.62% (+59.23%)
  12/01/1978 Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/1978 TX District 12 Won 68.50% (+37.00%)
  12/01/1976 Majority Leader Won 50.17% (+0.34%)
  11/02/1976 TX District 12 Won 75.83% (+52.04%)
  11/05/1974 TX District 12 Won 78.69% (+57.39%)
  11/07/1972 TX District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1970 TX District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1968 TX District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1966 TX District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1964 TX District 12 Won 68.49% (+36.99%)
  05/02/1964 TX District 12 - D Primary Won 91.29% (+82.59%)
  11/06/1962 TX District 12 Won 60.63% (+21.25%)
  04/04/1961 TX US Senate - Special Primary Lost 16.19% (-14.74%)
  11/08/1960 TX District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1958 TX District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1956 TX District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1954 TX District 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/24/1954 TX District 12 - D Primary Won 59.40% (+18.80%)
ENDORSEMENTS
TX District 33 - D Primary - May 29, 2012 D Marc Veasey
TX - Dem State Party Chair - Oct 24, 2003 D Garry Mauro