Francis Marion Wright

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Francis Marion Wright (August 5, 1844 – July 15, 1917) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Adams County, Ohio, Wright received an LL.B. from the Cincinnati College of Law in 1867. He was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army during the American Civil War, from 1861 to 1865. He was in private practice in Georgetown, Ohio from 1867 to 1868, and in Urbana, Illinois from 1868 to 1891. He was a judge on the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois from 1891 to 1897, and on the Illinois Court of Appeals from 1897 to 1903.

President Theodore Roosevelt nominated Wright to the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, D.C., and Wright received his commission to that court on January 13, 1903.

On March 14, 1905, Roosevelt nominated Wright to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois created by 33 Stat. 992. Wright was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 17, 1905, and received his commission the same day, serving thereafter until his death.

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