WRIGHT, William Carter, (1866 - 1933)


WRIGHT, William Carter, a Representative from Georgia; born on a farm in Carroll County, Ga., January 6, 1866; moved with his parents to Newnan, Coweta County, Ga., in 1869; attended the common and high schools of Newnan; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1886; lawyer, private practice; banker; farmer; city attorney for Newnan, Ga., 1892-1895; solicitor of the city court of Newnan, Ga., 1894-1903; member of the board of education, 1910-1918; chairman of the Democratic Georgia state executive committees, 1910 and 1911; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative William C. Adamson; reelected to the Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 16, 1918-March 3, 1933); did not seek renomination to the Seventy-third Congress in 1932; died on June 11, 1933, in Newnan, Ga.; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.