George Frederick was born in Whitehall, New York, in 1838. He received an A.B. degree from Oberlin College in 1859 and graduated from the Oberlin Theological Seminary in 1862. He served as a Congregational minister in Bakersfield, Vermont (1862-1872), and Andover, Massachusetts (1872-1881). In 1881 Wright returned to the Oberlin Theological Seminary where he was Professor of New Testament Language and Literature (1881-1892) and Professor of the Harmony of Science and Revelation (1892-1907). Wright was prominent in Christian Darwinist circles and much of his early theological studies focused on evolution. He later moved toward fundamentalism and his later writings focus on the infallibility of the Bible. Wright also pursued studies in geology, and he conducted geological surveys and published widely on glacial geology. During his retirement he served as president of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society and became known as a local historian in Lorain County, Ohio. Wright married Hulda Maria Day (d. 1899) in 1862; their son and three daughters all graduated from Oberlin College. He married his second wife Florence Eleanor Bedford (d. 1943) in 1904. George Frederick Wright died in Oberlin, Ohio, in 1921.
From the description of Papers, 1811-1998 1850-1921. (Oberlin College Library). WorldCat record id: 45322641