Samuel G. Wright

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Samuel Gardiner Wright (November 18, 1781 – July 30, 1845) was born in Wrightstown, New Jersey.

In 1830 he was elected to the New Jersey Legislative Council representing Monmouth County. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth United States Congress to represent New Jersey's 2nd congressional district and served from March 4, 1845, until his death near Imlaystown, New Jersey, before the assembling of Congress. He is buried in the East Branch Cemetery, near Imlaystown. His daughter, Anna Marie Wright, married George F. Fort in 1830. Fort was elected Governor of New Jersey in 1851.

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  • United States Congress. "Samuel G. Wright (id: W000769)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Sykes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
George Sykes