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Debbie Kay Wright

Debbie Kay Wright, American lawyer, state official. Bar: North Carolina 1983. Named Chief Justice Honor Court University North Carolina School Law, 1982; scholar, North Carolina Board Governors, 1977; Dobson scholarship, Western Carolina University, 1977. Staff aide Edmisten Governor Campaign, Durham, 1984; Member of American Bar Association, Mortar Board, North Carolina Association Black Lawyers, North Carolina Bar Association.

Background

  • Wright, Debbie Kay was born on April 17, 1955 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Henry Floyde and Gladys Doreatha (Porch) Wright.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, 1977. Master of Arts, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1978. Juris Doctor, University North Carolina, 1983.

    Career

    • Junior executive Thalimers Department Store, Winston-Salem, 1978—1980. Participant Domestic Law Clinic, Chapel Hill, 1980—1983. Tutor University North Carolina School Law, 1981.

      Legal intern North Central Legal Association Program, Durham, North Carolina, 1981—1982. Pro diem district attorney Wake County District Attorney' General’ s Office, Raleigh, 1983—1984. Associate attorney general North Carolina Department Justice, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Carolina 1983.

    Politics

    A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.

    Religion

    Only adults could be baptized and only by total immersion in water.

    Views

    Church members should meet regularly in order to be accountable to each other about how each person is living the Christian life.

    Membership

    Staff aide Edmisten Governor Campaign, Durham, 1984. Member of American Bar Association, Mortar Board, North Carolina Association Black Lawyers, North Carolina Bar Association.

    Connections

    • father: Henry Floyde Wright
    • mother: Gladys Doreatha (Porch) Wright
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    Born April 17, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1977
      Western Carolina University
    • 1978
      Wake Forest University
    • 1983
      University North Carolina
    • 1978 - 1980
      Junior executive, Thalimers Department Store
    • 1980 - 1983
      participant Domestic Law Clinic
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      legal intern, North Central Legal Association Program
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • 1981
      tutor University North Carolina School Law
    • 1983 - 1984
      pro diem district attorney, Wake County District Attorney's Office
      Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
    • 1984
      associate, attorney general North Carolina Department Justice
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