04/24/1808 - 09/02/1881

Luzerne County (1841), Luzerne and Wyoming Counties (1842-1843)

WRIGHT, Hendrick Bradley, a Representative from Luzerne and Wyoming Counties; born, April 24, 1808 in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa.; attended, Dickinson College, 1829-1831; colonel, Wyoming Volunteer Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, Pennsylvania Militia (1835-1842); lawyer (1831-1881); appointed, District Attorney, Luzerne County (1834); elected, council, Wilkes-Barre (1837, 1840); elected, burgess, Wilkes-Barre (1838-1839); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1841 term; reelected to the House for the 1842 and 1843 terms; elected, Speaker (1843); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1844, 1848, 1852, 1856, 1860, 1868, 1876); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1850); elected, United States Congress (1853-1855, 1861-1863, 1877-1881); died, September 2, 1881 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interred, Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. 



Wright, Hendrick Bradley. A Practical Treatise on Labor. Wilkes-Barre, Pa.: Morton & Co., 1871

Wright, Hendrick Bradley. Historical Sketches of Plymouth, Luzerne County, Penna. Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, 1873.


Archival Collections

Hendrick B. Wright Papers, 1827-1879. Luzerne County Historical Society, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Congressional Biography

After 3 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Hendrick B. Wright went on to serve in congress

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