John C. Wright (New York politician)

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John Calvin Wright (1801 in Greene, Chenango County, New York – January 24, 1862 in Schenectady, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.

John C Wright
John C. Wright
John C. Wright
Born1801 (1801)
Greene, New York
DiedJanuary 24, 1862 (1862-01-25) (aged 60)
Schenectady, New York
OccupationAmerican politician and lawyer


He was the son of Calvin Wright (1770–1843) and Sarah (Treadway) Wright (1765–1839). He graduated from Union College in 1820. He practiced law in Esperance, New York. On December 5, 1833, he married Louisa Marsh (1812–1843). He was First Judge of the Schoharie County Court from 1838 to 1843.

He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1843 to 1846, sitting in the 66th, 67th, 68th and 69th New York State Legislatures. In February 1844, he married Caroline Frost (1806–1846). After his tenure in the Senate he removed to Schenectady. On June 7, 1847, he married Sarah Brown (Worcester) Bouck (1819–1859).

He was New York State Comptroller from 1852 to 1853, elected on the Democratic ticket at the New York state election, 1851.

He was buried at the Cemetery in Esperance.


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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Alonzo C. Paige
New York State Senate
Third District (Class 4)

Succeeded by
Ira Harris
Political offices
Preceded by
Philo C. Fuller
New York State Comptroller
Succeeded by
James M. Cook