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Daniel B. Wright

Born: Feb 17, 1812

Death: Dec 27, 1887

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Daniel B. Wright

Date of Birth : Feb 17, 1812
Date of Death : Dec 27, 1887
Birth Place : United States of America

Daniel Boone Wright was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi. Born near Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, Wright attended the common schools and was graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1837. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Ashland, Mississippi. He moved to Salem, Benton County, Mississippi, in 1850 and continued the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. Wright was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1856. He resumed the practice of law at Ashland, Mississippi. During the Civil War was appointed, on April 16, 1862, lieutenant colonel of the Thirty-fourth Regiment of Mississippi Infantry in the Confederate States Army. He was appointed colonel of Cavalry to take effect June 6, 1864, and served as a judge of military courts in Gen. N.B. Forrest's Cavalry Division. He resumed the practice of his profession in Ashland, Mississippi, and was also interested in agricultural pursuits in Benton County. He died in Ashland, Mississippi, December 27, 1887. He was interred in the McDonald Cemetery, near Ashland, Mississippi.

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