Alonzo Wright (April 28, 1821 – January 7, 1894) was a Canadian member of Parliament and businessman commonly known as "King of the Gatineau".
In 1848, he married Mary Sparks, who was the daughter of Nicholas Sparks and Sarah Olmstead Wright, the widow of his uncle.
In 1863, he was elected in the County of Ottawa riding of Canada East to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada. He continued to represent this district until 1891, after 1867 as a member of the Canadian House of Commons.
The Alonzo-Wright Bridge over the Gatineau River was named after him. Although Wright wasn't involved in the construction of this bridge, he did have a role in petitioning for the replacement of the ferry service at this location by a bridge. His original homestead became the Collège Saint-Alexandre, and some have claimed that a log cabin at 893 av. Gatineau, known locally as the "Little Red House" served as the family residence in the 1830s. It dates from approximately 1824. According to the residents, the house was more likely that of Tiberius Wright, father of Alonzo.
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- "Alonzo Wright". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.
- Alonzo Wright – Parliament of Canada biography
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