James Wright Gordon
|J. Wright Gordon|
|3rd Governor of Michigan|
February 23, 1841 – January 3, 1842
|Lieutenant||Thomas J. Drake|
|Preceded by||William Woodbridge|
|Succeeded by||John S. Barry|
|2nd Lieutenant Governor of Michigan|
January 7, 1840 – February 23, 1841
|Preceded by||Edward Mundy|
|Succeeded by||Thomas J. Drake|
|Member of the Michigan Senate|
|Succeeded by||Henry P. Bridge|
|Died||December 1853 (aged 43–44)|
Gordon was born in Plainfield, Connecticut and studied law.
Life and politics in Michigan
He later moved to Michigan, establishing a practice in Marshall, and also lived for a time in Battle Creek. He was a member of the Michigan State Senate (6th district) in 1839 and served as the second Lieutenant Governor from 1840 to 1841.
Gordon became the third Governor of Michigan ex officio, when William Woodbridge resigned on February 23, 1841, to become a U.S. Senator. He completed the remainder of Woodbridge's term, until January 3, 1842.
Death in Brazil
J. Wright Gordon is interred in Brazil.
| Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
Thomas J. Drake
| Governor of Michigan
John S. Barry