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Jim Wright

Jim Wright
Personal data
Date of birthDecember 22, 1922(age 91)
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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Denver Post---Jim Wright- became convinced things were changing when he heard a few weeks back about Donald Seals and his garden pots. He realized it was time for his ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 08:12:02 GMT+00:00
Drug store robbed - The Chronicle Journal Tweet this news
The Chronicle Journal---Jim Wright- was at Janzen's Pharmacy on Frederica Street to investigate Tuesday morning's armed robbery. (Sandi Krasowski) A south-side Thunder Bay pharmacy ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 05:02:42 GMT+00:00
Dedicated People help Blue and Gold Tournament's Success - KY3 Tweet this news
KY3--Official scoreboard operator -Jim Wright- has been doing this for 29 years. Charley Ward spent 11 years as an official and 7 as a timer. ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 00:06:56 GMT+00:00
Lessons in Bipartisanship - International Herald Tribune Tweet this news
International Herald Tribune--In 1989, before Inauguration Day, President-elect Bush and I reached out to the Democratic speaker of the House, -Jim Wright-, to try to forge a bipartisan ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:54:31 GMT+00:00
Early birds line up for discounts - Plainview Daily Herald Tweet this news
Plainview Daily Herald--"It's been crazy," said Sears manager -Jim Wright-, who opened his store at 4 am with special sales on TVs, toys and tools, among other things. ... - Date : Fri, 26 Nov 2010 23:33:31 GMT+00:00
Police officer to be awarded for community involvement - TbNewsWatch.com Tweet this news
TbNewsWatch.com---Jim Wright- will receive an appreciation award from the Westfort Kiwanis Club on Monday. Wright, who is a member of the Emergency Task Unit, is being awarded ... - Date : Fri, 26 Nov 2010 19:54:30 GMT+00:00
Unforgettable birding moments - NorthJersey.com Tweet this news
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Former 6th District lawmaker William Harsha Jr. dies at 89 - Chillicothe Gazette Tweet this news
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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wingate H. Lucas
Member from Texas's 12th congressional district
1955 - 1989
Succeeded by
Pete Geren
Preceded by
Tip O'Neill
House Majority Leader
House Democratic Leader
1977 - 1987
Succeeded by
Tom Foley
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
1987 - June 6, 1989
Party political offices
Preceded by
Martha Layne Collins
Permanent Chairman of the Democratic National Convention
1988
Succeeded by
Ann Richards

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