Samuel G. Wright

Samuel Gardiner Wright ( born November 18, 1781 Wrightstown, Burlington County, New Jersey; † July 30, 1845 in Imlaystown, New Jersey ) was an American politician. In 1845 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Wright has proven to be largely school knowledge acquired through self-study. Later he worked in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) in the trade. Then he went into the iron business in New Jersey and Delaware. He also managed a farm. Politically, he was a member of the Whig party.

In the congressional elections of 1844 Wright was in the second electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George Sykes on March 4, 1845. But he could not really exercise his mandate because he was already on 30 July 1845 before the inaugural session of Congress, died. In the by-election due its predecessor Sykes was also chosen as his successor.