Francis Mastin Wright

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Francis Mastin Wright
8th Ohio State Auditor
In office
January 14, 1856 – January 9, 1860
Preceded by William Duane Morgan
Succeeded by Robert W. Tayler
Personal details
Born (1810-07-14)July 14, 1810
Frederick County, Virginia
Died January 16, 1869(1869-01-16) (aged 58)
Urbana, Ohio
Political party Republican
Other political

Francis Mastin Wright (July 14, 1810 – January 16, 1869) was a Republican politician in the U.S. State of Ohio who was Ohio State Auditor (1856–1860).

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.[1]

In 1855, as a Republican, he defeated incumbent Democrat William Duane Morgan for Ohio State Auditor,[2] 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b Smith 1898 : 45
  2. ^ Smith 1898 : 40


Political offices
Preceded by
William Duane Morgan
Ohio State Auditor
Succeeded by
Robert W. Tayler