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Herbert Perry Wright

Herbert Perry Wright, American investment banker. Served as; member Chamber of Commerce, S.R. (past president Missouri Society), Sigma Chi. Former trustee Northwestern University and Baker U.

Background

  • Wright, Herbert Perry was born on June 24, 1865 in Stockton, Illinois, United States. Son of Burton and Hulda (Coon) Wright.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1887, Master of Science, 1890.

    Career

    • Began in investment business, Kansas City, Missoury, July 1, 1887. President Kansas Gas & Electric Company from its organization, 1909 to 1933, Chairman of the Board since 1933. A founder, 1901, and since director Kansas City Life Insurance Company, also member Executive Committee.

      Director Kansas City Power & Light Company, Safety Federal Savings & Loan Association For many years director St. Louis & San Francisco Railway, now also member Executive Committee. Largely instrumental in organizing the Sinclair Oil Corporation, Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company, American Power & Light Company, Cook Paint & Varnish Company, Sheffield Steel Company, Kansas Gas & Elec. Company, and other corporations.

    Membership

    Served as; member Chamber of Commerce, S.R. (past president Missouri Society), Sigma Chi. Former trustee Northwestern University and Baker U. Clubs: Kansas City, University, Blue Hills Golf, Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Hattie Haw, October 22, 1890 (died 1935). Children: Herbert Edwin (deceased), Annie Lillien.
    • father: Burton Wright
    • mother: Hulda (Coon) Wright
    • spouse: Hattie Haw
    • children: Herbert Edwin Wright (deceased)
    • Annie Lillien Wright
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    Died December 27, 1945
    (aged 80)
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