Biography of George Wright
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





George Wright, a veteran of the World War, is well and favorably known in Columbiana County, where he is serving as sheriff. He was born at Trenton, N. J., Sept. 24, 1886, and is the son of John T. and Mar garet (Boon) Wright.

John T. Wright was born in England in 1857. After his arrival in this country he located in East Liverpool, where he was successfully engaged in the meat business for a number of years. He later lived at Trenton, N. J., but in 1895 returned to East Liverpool, where he again engaged in the meat business until his retirement in 1917. His wife, also a native of England, died Jan. 10, 1925. Mr. and Mrs. Wright had two sons: Thomas, engaged in the meat business at Pittsburgh, Pa., married Molly Bought, and they have four children, Margaret, Emma, John T., and George; and George, the subject of this sketch.

After completing his schooling in East Liverpool, George Wright engaged in the meat business. After service in the World War he returned to East Liverpool in 1919 where he spent the following year in the employ of the government. In 1920 Mr. Wright was made president of the Young Men's Republican Club of East Liverpool, and in November, 1923, was elected sheriff of Columbiana County, after having served as deputy sheriff for four years. He began his term of office in January, 1924. It is claimed that Mr. Wright is the youngest man ever elected to the office of sheriff in the state.

On July 29, 1912, Mr. Wright was married at Rochester, Pa., to Miss Jennie Davidson, the daughter of Robert and Zilah Davidson. Mr. Davidson, a Civil War veteran, is deceased, and his wife resides in East Liverpool. Mr. and Mrs. Wright have no children.

Mr. Wright is a member of the Episcopal Church, the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. He is a Republican.


From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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