William C. Wright

William Carter Wright ( born January 6, 1866 Carroll County, Georgia, † June 11, 1933 in Newnan, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1918 and 1933 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Already in 1869 came the William Wright was born on a farm with his parents to Newnan, where he attended the public schools. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1886 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession. In Newnan, he was also a banker, farmer and 1892-1895 also municipal attorney. From 1894 to 1903 he served as a prosecutor. In the years 1910 to 1918 Wright was a member of the Education Committee.

Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1910 and 1911 he was chairman of the party in Georgia. Following the resignation of Mr William C. Adamson Wright was at the due election for the fourth seat of Georgia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he joined on 16 January 1918 its new mandate. After six re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1933 Congress. During this time, ended the First World War. In the years 1919, 1920 and early 1933, the 18th, the 19th and the 20th Amendment to the Constitution were adopted.

In 1932, William Wright opted not to run again. He died on June 11, 1933, three months after his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives, in Newnan, where he was also buried.