Ephraim M. Wright

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Ephraim M. Wright
12th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth[1]
In office
Preceded by Amasa Walker
Succeeded by Francis De Witt
Personal details
Political party Whig
Profession Teacher, Clergyman
Religion Congregationalist

Ephraim M. Wright was a Connecticut and Massachusetts teacher, clergyman and politician who served as 12th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth from 1853–1856.


For many years Wright was engaged in teaching and political work.[1] Wright became a minister in middle life.[1] On July 2, 1861 Wright was ordained[1] and installed as the eighth Pastor of the Congregational Church in Bethlehem, Connecticut,[1] Wright was dismissed from the Pastorate on October 2, 1866.[1] For four years,[1] from 1864 to 1869[2] Wright was the acting[2] Pastor of Congregational Church in Terryville, Connecticut.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Cothren, William (1872), "History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut: From the First Indian Deed in 1659 to 1872, Volume II.", William Cothren, Woodbury, Connecticut, p. 1404. 
  2. ^ a b Anderson, Joseph (1892), The Churches of Mattatuck: A Record of A Bi-Centennial Celebration at Waterbury, Connecticut, November 4th and 5th, 1891., New Haven, Connecticut, p. 167. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Amasa Walker
12th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Succeeded by
Francis De Witt