Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Thomas Wright III (b. 1800)
MSA SC 3520-13421


Born 1800.  Resided in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland.  Studied law; admitted to the Queen Anne's County bar.  Married Margaret (born b. 1810); children Sarah (b. 1833), Joanna (b. 1837), P. Chew (b. 1839), Anna (b. 1843), Paleria (b. 1845), and Thomas (b. 1847).

Lawyer and farmer.  Member, House of Delegates, Queen Anne's County, 1824-25.  Unsuccessful candidate for the state senate, 1826.  Re-elected to House of Delegates, 1828-34.  Speaker of the House, 1833-34.  Centreville town commissioner, 1833-34.  Secretary of State, 1841-42.

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