James Claude Wright, Jr. is a former U.S. Congressman. He served 34 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the Speaker of the House from 1987 to 1989. In 1954, he was elected to Congress from Texas’ 12th District, and would be re-elected fourteen times. He was elected House Majority Leader in 1979, serving there until 1987, when he was elected the Speaker of the House.
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