Francis Mastin Wright
|Francis Mastin Wright|
|8th Ohio State Auditor|
January 14, 1856 – January 9, 1860
|Preceded by||William Duane Morgan|
|Succeeded by||Robert W. Tayler|
July 14, 1810|
Frederick County, Virginia
|Died||January 16, 1869
Francis Wright was born in Frederick County, Virginia, and ended up in Clark County, Ohio, where he was educated in the country schools. He was a merchant in Springfield, Ohio and later Urbana, Ohio. He was elected as a Whig for County Auditor of Champaign County.
In 1855, as a Republican, he defeated incumbent Democrat William Duane Morgan for Ohio State Auditor, but declined a second term. He returned to Urbana in 1860, and was appointed Internal Revenue Collector by President Lincoln. He resigned in 1867 and died at Urbana January 16, 1869.
- Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
William Duane Morgan
|Ohio State Auditor
Robert W. Tayler