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Daniel B. Wright
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 1st district
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857
|Preceded by||Benjamin Nabers|
|Succeeded by||Lucius Q. C. Lamar|
February 17, 1812|
near Mount Pleasant, Tennessee
|Died||December 27, 1887
|Alma mater||Cumberland University|
Born near Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, Wright attended the common schools and was graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1837. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Ashland, Mississippi. He moved to Salem, Benton County, Mississippi, in 1850 and continued the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits.
Wright was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1856. He resumed the practice of law at Ashland, Mississippi. During the Civil War was appointed, on April 16, 1862, lieutenant colonel of the Thirty-fourth Regiment of Mississippi Infantry in the Confederate States Army. He was appointed colonel of Cavalry to take effect June 6, 1864, and served as a judge of military courts in Gen. N.B. Forrest's Cavalry Division. He resumed the practice of his profession in Ashland, Mississippi, and was also interested in agricultural pursuits in Benton County. He died in Ashland, Mississippi, December 27, 1887. He was interred in the McDonald (private) Cemetery, near Ashland, Mississippi.
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