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Ashley B. Wright

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Ashley Bascom Wright
Ashley B. Wright.png
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1893 – August 14, 1897
Preceded byCharles S. Randall
Succeeded byGeorge P. Lawrence
Personal details
Born(1841-05-25)May 25, 1841
Hinsdale, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 14, 1897(1897-08-14) (aged 56)
North Adams, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican

Ashley Bascom Wright (May 25, 1841 – August 14, 1897) was an American politician. He was the chairman of the United States House Committee on Mileage in the fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth congresses.

Early life and education

Wright was born in Hinsdale, Massachusetts on May 25, 1841. He attended public schools and Lincoln Academy in Hinsdale.


Wright moved to North Adams, Massachusetts, in 1861. In that year, he was appointed chief deputy collector of internal revenue for the tenth district of Massachusetts in 1861. He resigned from that position in 1865 to engage in mercantile pursuits.

Wright served as a selectman and commissioner for Berkshire County from 1884 to 1887 and acted as chairman for one year. He was a member of the State executive council in 1890 and 1891 before being elected as a Republican to the fifty-third, fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth congresses, serving from March 4, 1893, until his death.

Personal life

Wright died in North Adams, Berkshire County, August 14, 1897. Wright is interred in the Hinsdale Cemetery.

See also


  • United States Congress. "Ashley B. Wright (id: W000754)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

External links

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1893 – August 14, 1897
Succeeded by
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