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Wright, James Claude Jr. (Jim)

Born: 1922 AD
Currently alive, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Political Leader, Politicial Adviser

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1922 - Born in Fort Worth, Texas

 

1939-1940

- studied at Weatherford College

 

1941 - got enlisted in the US Army Air Force

 

1942 - engaged to combat missions in the South Pacific

 

1954-1989

- first elected as US Congressman (Democrat) from Texas

 

1977-1987

- House majority leader

 

1984 - wrote "Reflections of a Public Man"

 

1987-1989

- Speaker of the House

 

1989 - resigned on June 30 from Congress amid charges of violating House rules on accepting gifts and receiving outside income, particularly book royalties

 

1996 - wrote historical memoir "Balance of Power: Presidents and Congress From the Era of McCarthy to the Age of Gingrich"

 

Jim Wright never married. 


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