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                        Wright WRIGHT, James Claude, Jr., a Representative from Texas; born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., December 22, 1922; graduated from Adamson High School, Dallas, Tex., 1939; student at Weatherford College, Weatherford, Tex., 1939-1940, and the University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 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, League of Texas Municipalities, 1953; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1956, 1960, 1964, and 1968, and Democratic National 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); died on May 6, 2015, in Fort Worth, Tex.

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Representative 01/03/1955 01/03/1991 12 House of Representatives TX
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Web Capitol https://www.congress.gov/member/james-wright/W000763
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