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Edwin Ruthvin Vincent WRIGHT

(1812-1871)

WRIGHT, Edwin Ruthvin Vincent, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Hoboken, N.J., January 2, 1812; completed preparatory studies; engaged in newspaper work in 1835; editor of the Jersey Blue in 1836, a newspaper published in Hoboken, N.J.; admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced practice in Jersey City; lawyer, private practice; subsequently settled in Hudson City and continued the practice of law; member of the New Jersey state council in 1843; district attorney for Hudson County 1851-1855; mayor of Hudson, N.J., in 1855; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); owing to ill health, was not a candidate for renomination in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress; died in Jersey City, N.J., January 21, 1871; interment in Hoboken Cemetery, New Durham, Hudson County, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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