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Jim Wright

Jim Wright
Personal data
Date of birthDecember 22, 1922(age 92)
Place of birthFort Worth, Texas
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materWeatherford College
University of Texas at Austin
56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In officeJanuary 6, 1987 - June 6, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Succeeded byTom Foley
Preceded byTip O'Neill
House Majority Leader
In officeJanuary 3, 1977 - January 3, 1987
DeputyJohn Brademas (1977-1981)
Tom Foley (1981-1987)
Succeeded byTom Foley
Preceded byTip O'Neill
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 12th district
In officeJanuary 3, 1955 - June 30, 1989
Succeeded byPete Geren
Preceded byWingate H. Lucas
Mayor of Weatherford, Texas
In office1950 - 1954
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
In office1947 - 1949

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James Claude Wright, Jr. (born December 22, 1922), usually known as Jim Wright, is a former Democratic U.S. Congressman from Texas who served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the Speaker of the House from 1987 to 1989. He resigned after a House investigation into several scandals found him guilty, and was implicated in scandals relating to the savings and loan crisis.


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