John C. Wright (politician)

John Crafts Wright ( born August 17, 1783 in Wethersfield, Connecticut; † February 13, 1861 in Washington DC) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1823 and 1829 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Wright attended the common schools and then completed an apprenticeship in the printing trade. He later moved to Troy, New York, where he edited the newspaper Troy Gazette for several years. After a subsequent study of law in Litchfield, and his admission to the bar he began in 1809 in Steubenville (Ohio ) to work in this profession. In 1817 he was district attorney. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In 1820 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, but waived before the start of the Legislature on its mandate. In the 1820s he joined the movement against the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the short-lived National Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1822 Wright was elected in the then newly established eleventh electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1823. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1829 three legislative periods. The time from 1825 was marked by heated debate between the supporters of Andrew Jackson and those of President John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay. In 1828 he was not re-elected.

Between 1831 and 1835 John Wright was a judge at the Supreme Court of Ohio. Then he moved to Cincinnati, where he was 13 years, the Cincinnati Gazette newspaper published. He was also a director of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railway Co. In early 1861 he was part of a negotiating committee that sought to prevent the outbreak of the Civil War unsuccessfully in the federal capital, Washington. He was even Honorary President ( Honorary President) of the conference. Wright died in the course of negotiations on 13 February 1861, and was buried in Cincinnati.