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James Assion WRIGHT

(1902-1963)

WRIGHT, James Assion, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Carnegie, Allegheny County, Pa., on August 11, 1902; attended the public schools; was graduated from Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass., in 1923 and from the law department of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1927; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in Carnegie, Pa.; served as assistant county solicitor of Allegheny County, Pa., 1935-1941; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Scott Township, Pa., November 7, 1963; interment in Holy Souls Cemetery, Carnegie, Pa.

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

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