James A. Wright

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James Assion Wright (August 11, 1902 – November 7, 1963) was an American lawyer from Pennsylvania who served in the U.S. Congress from 1941 to 1945.

Wright was born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1923 and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1927. He served as assistant county solicitor of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, from 1935 to 1941.

Wright was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Matthew A. Dunn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 34th congressional district

1941–1943
Succeeded by
District Eliminated
Preceded by
Herman P. Eberharter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 32nd congressional district

1943–1945
Succeeded by
Herman P. Eberharter