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J. Craig Wright

J. Craig Wright, former state supreme court justice, retired lawyer. Recipient certified of excellence Ohio Supreme Court, 1972-1983.


  • Wright, J. Craig was born on June 21, 1929 in Chillicothe, Ohio, United States. Son of Harry and Marjorie (Riddle) Wright.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Kentucky, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1954.


    • Partner Wright, Gilbert & Jones, Columbus, 1957-1970. Judge Franklin County Common Pleas Court, 1971-1984, administrative and presiding judge, 1980-1984. Associate justice Ohio Supreme Court, Columbus, 1985-1996.

      With Chester Willcos & Saxbe, 1996—2004.


    Trustee Columbus Area Council on Alcoholism, 1959-1983. Chairman board House of Hope-Halfway House, Columbus, 1960-1968, trustee emeritus. Trustee Grace Brethren Church, Columbus, 1966-1981, Worthington Christian School, Ohio, 1974-1978, St. Anthony's Medical Center, Shepherd Hill Hospital With Counter Intelligence corpus, United States army, 1955-1956.

    Member American Bar Association (member commission on impaired lawyers 1988-1991, state representative judicial division 1975-1983), Ohio Bar Association (chairman lawyers assistance committee 1977-1984), Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association (executive board 1972-1983, president-elect 1984), Columbus Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Columbus Country Club, Athletic Club of Columbus.



    Golf, bridge.


    • Married Jane LaFollette, November 3, 1951. Children: Marjorie Jane, Alice Annual.
    • father: Harry Wright
    • mother: Marjorie (Riddle) Wright
    • spouse: Jane LaFollette
    • children: Marjorie Jane Wright
    • Alice Annual Wright
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