William Wright (New Jersey politician)

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William Wright (November 13, 1794  November 1, 1866) was an American politician who served as 5th Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, represented New Jersey's 5th congressional district as a Whig in the United States House of Representatives from 1843 to 1847, and represented New Jersey in the United States Senate as a Democrat from 1853 to 1859, and again from 1863 until his death.

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William Wright
Wright c.1859
United States Senator
from New Jersey
In office
March 4, 1853 March 3, 1859
Preceded byJacob W. Miller
Succeeded byJohn C. Ten Eyck
In office
March 4, 1863 November 1, 1866
Preceded byJames Walter Wall
Succeeded byFrederick T. Frelinghuysen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1843 March 3, 1847
Preceded byJohn Bancker Aycrigg
William Halstead
John Patterson Bryan Maxwell
Joseph Fitz Randolph
Charles C. Stratton
Thomas J. Yorke (elected at-large on a Whig Party general ticket)
Succeeded byDudley S. Gregory
Personal details
Born(1794-11-13)November 13, 1794
Clarksville, New York
DiedNovember 1, 1866(1866-11-01) (aged 71)
Flemington, New Jersey
Political partyWhig (before 1847)
Democratic (after 1853)