John Vines Wright
|John Vines Wright|
|United States Representative|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th district
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1861
June 28, 1828|
|Died||June 11, 1908
|Spouse(s)||Georgia Hays Wright|
Georgia Hays Wright
|Alma mater||University of Tennessee at Knoxville|
Wright was born in Purdy, Tennessee, in McNairy County the son of Benjamin C. and Martha Ann Hicks Wright. He completed preparatory studies and attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he pursued courses in medicine and law. After graduating from the law department, he was admitted to the bar, and he commenced practice in Purdy. He married Georgia Hays and they had three children, Eugene, Georgia Hays, and Annie.
Wright served as a judge of the circuit court of Tennessee, and then as a chancellor and judge of the Tennessee Supreme Court. He practiced law in Nashville in 1885 and 1886. He was an unsuccessful candidate as an Anti-Repudiation Democrat for governor of Tennessee in 1880. He was chairman of the Northwest Indian Commission in 1886 and a member of the commission to treat with the Great Sioux Nation in Dakota. He was appointed to the law division of the General Land Office in 1887 and served until his death.
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