Augustus Romaldus Wright
Augustus Romaldus Wright ( born June 16, 1813 in Wrightsboro, Columbia County, Georgia, † March 31, 1891 in Rome, Georgia ) was an American politician who represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the Konföderiertenkongress.
Wright attended the public schools in Appling, the middle school ( grammar school ), the Franklin College and the University of Georgia in Athens. He then studied law at the Law School in Litchfield, was admitted to the bar in 1835 and then practiced in Crawfordsville. The following year he moved to Cassville. He then worked from 1842 until his resignation in 1849 as judge of the county court (superior court) of Cherokee County, before he returned to his work as a lawyer. He moved to Rome in 1855 and continued his work as a lawyer after.
He decided in 1857 to pursue a political career by being elected as a Democrat to the 35th Congress, where he served from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1859. After that, he was a delegate to Georgia secession convention, where he spoke out against secession and the Confederate Secession Convention. President Lincoln offered him the provisional governor of Georgia, but he refused. Wright was a member of the provisional Konföderiertenkongress, and the first Konföderiertenkongresses. During the American Civil War, he set up the Wrights Legion, which was drafted with the 38th Georgia Infantry. After the war he returned to his law practice back in Rome. In addition, he was also a member of Georgia's 1877 Constitutional Convention.
Augustus Romaldus Wright died on March 31, 1891 at home in " Glenwood ", later a part of the Berry School, near Rome. He was buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.
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