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W.O. Wright William Odie Wright
Full Name: William Odie Wright
Date of birth: March 23, 1878
Date of death: January 11, 1936

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 100 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Megargel / Archer   Archer, Clay
H 100 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Megargel / Archer   Archer, Clay
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, legislative platform, "Wright of Archer Has Definite Purpose," 1/12/1919, p. 6. Austin Statesman.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Ex-Student Dies in Long Beach," 1/16/1936, p. 1. "W.O. Wright, graduate of the University in 1904 and a former member of the State Legislature, died Saturday, January 11, in Long Beach, Cal. . . . Mr. Wright's last term as State Representative from Megargel, Archer County, ended about 1920. . . . Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, the former Miss Harper Dennis, a son, W.O. Wright, Jr., and three daughters, Vadae, Mary Harper, and Lucille." Daily Texan.
  • Census of 1920 - W.D. [W.O.] Wright, Justice Precinct 7, Archer County, age 42, born circa 1878 in Kentucky, merchant, spouse Harper, children Lucile, Vadae, Odis, and Mary. Not found in Census of 1910, 1930, or 1940.
    Marriage of William Odie Wright and Harper Ethel Dennis, 7/11/1906, in Hood County, Texas. FamilySearch. Census of 1920 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • William Odie Wright, birth date 3/23/1878 in Fulton County, Kentucky; death date 1/11/1936 in Long Beach, California; Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Long Beach, California. Vadae Mae Wright, born 3/17/1911 in Megargel, Archer County, Texas, daughter of Harper E. Dennis and William Odie Wright; sister of Lucile, William Odie, Jr., and Mary; also listed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Find a Grave.
  • 37th Legislature (1921) - W.O. Wright, postoffice Megargel, nativity Kentucky, age 42 (born circa 1879), 40 years in Texas, merchant and banker, member of former legislatures: 36th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.O. Wright, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.O. Wright, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 36th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Banks and Banking  
    Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
    Liquor Traffic  
    36th R.S. - 1919
    Oil, Gas, and Mining  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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