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Robert William Wright

Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Connecticut

Robert William Wright was born in Ludlow, Vermont on February 22, 1816. He graduated from Harvard in 1842 and became a school teacher in Boston. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845. He moved to Wisconsin where he practiced law in Waukesha. In 1856 he moved to Waterbury, Connecticut, practiced law, and edited the Waterbury Journal. He served for one year as judge of probate in Waterbury. He then edited the Hartford Daily Post (1858), and then the New Haven Daily News (1859). He then moved on to the Richmond, Virginia, where he edited the State Journal. He afterward made his home at Cheshire, Connecticut where he resided until his death.

[Source: James Grant Wilson & John Fiske, Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1889)][online text]


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