WRIGHT, Charles Frederick, (1856 - 1925)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

WRIGHT, Charles Frederick, (brother of Myron Benjamin Wright), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Forest Lake Township, Susquehanna County, Pa., on May 3, 1856; attended the public schools and was graduated from the Montrose (Pa.) Academy in 1874; teller of the First National Bank of Montrose, Pa., 1875-1881; was assistant cashier, cashier, and president of the First National Bank of Susquehanna Depot 1882-1899; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1896, 1904, and 1908; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth, Fifty-seventh, and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1905); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture (Fifty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1904; State treasurer 1911-1913; commissioner of public service in 1915 and 1916; resumed banking pursuits; died in Susquehanna, Pa., November 10, 1925; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.