Wright, Jim, 1922-....

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Jim Wright was born in Fort Worth in 1922. In 1950, he was elected mayor of Weatherford, Texas. He served in this capacity until he was elected to represent Texas's Twelfth District in the United States House of Representatives in 1954. Wright served in the House for thirty-four years, from 1955 to1989, and made significant contributions in many legislative areas including foreign relations and public works. Over time, he ascended to the leadership positions within the Democratic Party, serving as House Majority Leader from 1976 to 1986 and as Speaker of the House from 1987 to 1989.

From the description of Jim Wright papers, 1911-2004 (bulk 1960-1989). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 82924894

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creatorOf Wright, Jim, 1922-. Jim Wright papers, 1911-2004 (bulk 1960-1989). Texas Christian University
referencedIn Walter Gardner Hall - Papers, MS 280., 1923-1990 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX
referencedIn Judge Woodrow Seals Papers MSS 0414., 1941-1990, 1961-1990 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Zapata, Louis (José Luis Zapata-Miranda), 1934-. Oral history interview with Louis Zapata, 1997 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn 8/6/81, Pres. Anwar Sadat and Rep. Jim Wright (T-30123) Jimmy Carter Library
referencedIn Judge Woodrow Seals Papers MSS 0414., 1941-1990, 1961-1990 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Biography -- Wright, Jim. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Patricia Harris Papers, 1924-1983, (bulk 1977-1980) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn 7/14/81, Sandra Day O'Connor (T-29804) Jimmy Carter Library
creatorOf Wells, Blanche. Papers, 1944-1973, (bulk 1947-1966). University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
creatorOf Lyndon Baines Johnson Archives Collection. 1931 - 1968. Congressional Correspondence Files
referencedIn Minneapolis (Minn.). Office of the City Coordinator. Subject files of the city coordinator, 1982-1992 (bulk 1988-1992). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Carlos Federico Diaz Alejandro Papers, 1957-1985. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Bustamante, Albert Garza,. Oral history interview with Albert Garza Bustamante, 2004 [videorecording]. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Harris, Patricia, 1924-1985. Patricia Harris papers, 1950-1983 (bulk 1977-1980). Library of Congress
referencedIn Díaz Alejandro, Carlos Federico. Carlos Federico Díaz Alejandro papers, 1957-1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn McCurdy, Dave, $d1950-. Congressional papers, 1980-1994. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
creatorOf Rapoport, Bernard, 1917-. Papers [microform], 1950-1976. University of Texas at Arlington, Central Library
referencedIn Lucey, Patrick J., 1918-. Papers, 1935-2003. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Hall, Walter G. (Walter Gardner), 1907-. Walter Gardner Hall papers, 1923-1990. Rice University, Fondren Library
referencedIn Dennis A. “Denny” Smith papers, 1979-1991, 1984-1990 Willamette University University Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Arizona Common Cause. Arizona Common Cause records, 1970-1993. Arizona State University Libraries
referencedIn Chiles, H. E. Oral history interview with Harrell Edmund ("Eddie") Chiles, 1980 January 25, February 7, July 1, and September 9. University of North Texas Library, UNT
creatorOf Carr, Waggoner, 1918-. Papers, 1945-1985, 1950-1975. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
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associatedWith Díaz Alejandro, Carlos Federico. person
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correspondedWith Harris, Patricia, 1924-1985. person
associatedWith Lucey, Patrick J., 1918-. person
associatedWith McCurdy, Dave, $d1950- person
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associatedWith Wells, Blanche. person
associatedWith Zapata, Louis (José Luis Zapata-Miranda), 1934- person
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Birth 1922-12-22

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