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

Terms of Service top

House District 100
Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923
Legislatures: 37th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Megargel / Archer
Counties in district: Archer, Clay
House District 100
Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921
Legislatures: 36th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Megargel / Archer
Counties in district: Archer, Clay

Biographical Information 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.
    William Odie Wright, birth date 3/23/1878, death date 1/11/1936 in Los Angeles, California; spouse Harper Ethel Wright; teller at Farmers' and Merchants' Bank. FamilySearch. 1920 California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • William Odie Wright (1878-1936), interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Long Beach, California. 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.


  • Photograph. W.O. Wright, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.O. Wright, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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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