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Jim Wright

Jim WrightAKA James Claude Wright, Jr.

Born: 22-Dec-1922
Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX
Died: 6-May-2015
Location of death: Fort Worth, TX
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Texas, 1955-89

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII)

Father: James Claude Wright, Sr.
Mother: Marie Lyster
Wife: Mab (div. 1969, four children)
Wife: Betty Hay Wright (m. 1972, until his death)

    High School: (Dallas, TX)
    University: Weatherford College, Weatherford, TX (1939-40)
    University: University of Texas (1940-41)
    Professor: Texas Christian University

    Speaker of the US House (1987-89)
    US Congressman, Texas 12th (3-Jan-1955 to 30-Jun-1989, resigned)
    Mayor of Weatherford, TX (1950-54)
    Texas State House of Representatives (1947-49)
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram Book Reviewer
    Caring Institute Board of Trustees (Honorary)
    Coalition for a Democratic Majority Advisory Board
    Order of DeMolay Ft. Worth, TX (1939)
    National Leadership PAC
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Legion of Merit
    Traveled to the USSR Apr-1987
    House Banking Scandal 138 overdrawn checks
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Is the subject of books:
The Ambition and the Power: The Fall of Jim Wright: A True Story of Washington, 1989, BY: John Barry, DETAILS: (nonfiction)

Author of books:
Reflections of a Public Man (1984, memoir)
Balance of Power: Presidents and Congress from the Era of McCarthy to the Age of Gingrich (1996, nonfiction)

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