1922 - Born in Fort Worth, Texas
- studied at Weatherford College
1941 - got enlisted in the US Army Air Force
1942 - engaged to combat missions in the South Pacific
- first elected as US Congressman (Democrat) from Texas
- House majority leader
1984 - wrote "Reflections of a Public Man"
- 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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