George F. Wright

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George F. Wright
George F. Wright (vol. 2, 1921).jpg
7th Mayor of Honolulu
In office
1931–1938
Preceded by John H. Wilson
Succeeded by Charles Crane
Personal details
Born (1881-04-23)April 23, 1881
Honolulu, Hawaii
Died July 2, 1938(1938-07-02) (aged 57)
aboard the SS Mariposa
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) May Martha Lycett Wright
Children Marshall Wright
Parents William Wilson Wright and Annie Marshall Wright
Occupation Surveyor

George Frederick Wright[1] (April 23, 1881 – July 2, 1938) was Mayor of Honolulu from 1931 to 1938. He was a Republican.[2][3]

Born in Honolulu, George Frederick Wright was the son of William Wilson Wright (1846–1921) and Annie Marshall Wright (1847–1916). Both his parents were English, his mother was born in Darlington[4] while his father was originally from Langton; the couple had lived in Australia and New Zealand prior to settling down in Hawaii in 1880. He attended the Old Fort Street School and graduated from Honolulu High School in 1898. Wright worked as a governmental surveyor and engineer and with his brother Stanley Wright were members of the business firm of Wright, Harvey & Wright.[5][6][7]

Wright became Mayor of Honolulu in 1931. He died in office in 1938 while traveling aboard the SS Mariposa. Memorials to him were installed at a downtown housing project and at Washington Middle School in the Pawaa section of the city.[citation needed] He was buried at Oahu Cemetery.[8] Mayor Wright was married to May Martha Lycett Wright.[5] Their son, Marshall Wright lived in Honolulu with his wife, Caroline Card Wright. They raised three children (Marsha, Byron, Fred).[citation needed]

References

  1. White, James Terry (1967). The National cyclopaedia of American biography: being the history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time. University Microfilms. p. 245.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Mayors of U.S. Cities A - L". WorldStatesmen.org. August 11, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. United States Congressional Serial Set. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. 1977. p. 55.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Came To Hawaii During Days of Royal Regime – Mrs, Annie Wright, Native of England, Dies After Spending Many Years Here". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. March 3, 1916.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 Siddall, John William, ed. (1921). Men of Hawaii. 2. pp. 443, 447.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Nellist, George Ferguson Mitchell, ed. (1925). "Wright, William Wilson January 1846 – 1921". The Story of Hawaii and Its Builders. p. unspecified, need to update.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Wright, George Fred office record". state archives digital collections. state of Hawaii. Retrieved July 14, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "George Fred Wright". Find a Grave. Retrieved July 14, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Preceded by
John H. Wilson
Mayor of Honolulu
1931–1938
Succeeded by
Charles Crane