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Wright, Silas, 1795-1847

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Personal name headingWright, Silas, 1795-1847
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Found inHis Speech of Mr. Wright on the president's protest, 1834: caption t.p. ("Speech ... in the Senate of the U.S.")
LC data base, 05/11/88 (hdg.: Wright, Silas, 1795-1847)
NUCMC data from Sheldon Museum Research Center for Silas Wright, Sr., letters, 1810-1843 (Silas Wright, Jr.; 1795-1847; grad. Middlebury College; moved to Canton, N.Y.; became friend of Martin Van Buren; elected to State Senate in 1823 and U.S. House of Representatives in 1827; served as state comptroller in Albany from 1829-1832; U.S. Senator from 1832-1844; elected governor of New York in 1844; ran for reelection in 1846 and was defeated. Returned to Canton to farm and died soon after in 1847; m. to Clarissa Moody; no children)