Party affiliation: Republican
Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1923, Master of Arts, 1927. Doctor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia, 1940. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1953.
Doctor of Laws, Park College, Parkville, Missouri, 1947, Western Michigan College Education, Kalamazoo, 1947, Wisconsin U., 1951, St. Saint Louis University, 1955. Doctor of Humane Letters, Missouri Valley College, 1966.
1 son, Douglas Wright. Teacher social studies Hastings (Michigan) Public School, 1923-1927. Principal St. Johns (Michigan) High School, 1927-1928, 29-31.
Assistant cashier and trust officer St. Johns National Bank, 1928-1929. Superintendent schools, St. Johns, 1931-1934, Kalamazoo, 1934-1937, New Rochelle, New York, 1937-1940, Kansas City, Missoury, 1940-1947. General superintendent city schools, Chicago, 1947-1953.
Professor education Graduate School Education, Harvard, 1953-1970, Charles William Eliot professor education emeritus, 1970-1976. Under secretary Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, 1955-1957. Instructor summer session Columbia, 1938, University of Chicago, 1944.
Lecturer summer session U. Colorado, 1942, 45, U. Kansas City, 1943-1944, 46, 47, Northwestern University, 1944, U. Denver, 1945, University of Wisconsin, 1946, 48, Oklahoma A. and M. College, 1946. President American Association School Adminstrs., 1947-1948, 1st vice president, 1948-1949. 2d vice president National Congress Parents and Teachers, 1948-1951.
Chairman American Council Education, 1948-1949. Chairman of the board of trustees Ednl. Testing Service, 1949-1950.
Chairman accrediting commission National Home Study Council. Member 1943 yearbook commission, chairman 1948 yearbook commission American Association School Adminstrs. Member 1943 yearbook commission School Public Relations Association, 1946 yearbook commission National Society for Study Education.
Member American Council on Education’s commission to Study implications of Armed Services Ednl. Program, Commission International Edition and Cultural Relations. Commission education orgns.
National Conference of Christians and Jews. Board directors National Safety Council. Vice president, member of advisory council National council Boy Scouts American.
Trustee American School, Chicago.
Born February 9, 1902