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federal judge

Caleb Merrill Wright was American federal judge. Bar: Delaware 1933. Member Delaware, Sussex County bar associations, American Judicature Society, American Law Institute, Kappa Alpha.

Background

Wright, Caleb Merrill was born on October 7, 1908 in Georgetown, Delaware, United States. Son of William Elwood and Mary Ann (Lynch) Wright.

Education

University of Delaware (Bachelor of Arts). Yale University (Bachelor of Laws).

Career

Born in Georgetown, Delaware, Wright received a B.A. from the University of Delaware in 1930 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1933. He was in private practice in Georgetown, Delaware from 1933 to 1955, also serving as a deputy state attorney general of Delaware from 1935 to 1939 and an attorney to the Delaware State Senate from 1938 to 1939, and to the Delaware General Assembly from 1940 to 1941. 8. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 19, 1955, and received his commission on July 27, 1955.

He served as chief judge from 1957–1973, assuming senior status on October 8, 1973. Wright's service was terminated on May 12, 2001, due to death.

Achievements

  • Bar: Delaware 1933.

Religion

On July 1, 1955, Wright was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware created by 68 Stat.

Membership

Member Delaware, Sussex County bar associations, American Judicature Society, American Law Institute, Kappa Alpha. Clubs: Wilmington.

Connections

Married Katherine McAfee, November 29, 1937. Children: Thomas Merrill, William Elwood, Scott McAfee, Victoria.

father:
William Elwood Wright

mother:
Mary Ann (Lynch) Wright

spouse:
Katherine McAfee

child:
Thomas Merrill Wright

child:
William Elwood Wright

child:
Scott McAfee Wright

child:
Victoria Wright