Biography of A. Y. Wright
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A. Y. WRIGHT, attorney and capitalist of Douglas, is a native of Iowa, the son of Lyman and Sarah Hagerman Wright, who were pioneers of that state. Mr. Wright was educated in the Epworth Seminary, at Epworth, Ia., and afterwards attended the Northwestern University at Mt. Vernon. Having been admitted to the bar in 1876, he practiced first in Nebraska, where he served a term as prosecuting attorney, and in 1890 went to California where again he served as prosecuting attorney, having been appointed for one year. He remained in California until 1904, when he came to Arizona and settled in Douglas. During the short time that Judge Wright has been here he has built up an excellent practice, and has become one of the well known attorneys of the state. Besides being local representative of R. G. Dun & Company, them financial authorities, in which capacity he has served for twenty five years in various places, he is attorney for the Pawney Mining Company, secretary of the Arizona & Mexico Railroad Company and secretary of the Arizona Realty Corporation. He also holds a commission as notary public. He is a well known figure in fraternal life, being a Mason of high standing, a member of the Blue Lodge, Royal Arch and Knights Templar. He is Drill Master for the Knights Templar, having qualified for the latter position during the Civil War; he has also been Patron of the Eastern Star. Judge Wright was married in 1884 to Miss Sarah Reynolds, and to the union have been born two children, L. C. and Olive.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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