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Lawyer

Edward Ledwidge Wright, American lawyer.

Background

Wright, Edward Ledwidge was born on July 16, 1903 in Little Rock. Son of Benjamin B. and Katie (Ledwidge) Wright.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Little Rock College, 1923. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1928. Doctor of Laws, University Scranton, William Mitchell College Law, Suffolk University, University Arkansas, Georgetown University, Loyola University, New Orleans.

Career

Admitted to Arkansas bar, 1925. Practice in Little Rock, 1928-1977. Member of law firm Wright, Lindsey & Jennings.

Co-draftsman Arkansas Probate Code, 1948. Director Pulaski Federal Savings & Loan Association, Worthen Bank & Trust Company, Winburn Tile Manufacturing Company. Trustee Arkansas Blue Cross-Blue Shield.

Chairman Arkansas Board Law Examiners, 1938-1941. Commissioner National Conference Commissioners Uniform State Laws, 1945-1957. Member 2 Hoover Commission Legal Task Force.

Trustee Southwestern Legal Foundation.

Membership

Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (national president 1965-1966). Member American (state delegate 1946-1967, chairman house delegations 1962-1964, chairman special commission on evaluation of ethical standards 1964, national president 1970-1971), Arkansas (president 1957), Pulaski County (president 1948) bar associations, American Judicature Society, American Law Institute, International Association Insurance Counsel.

Connections

Married Rosemary Tuohey, October 20, 1931. Children: Edward Ledwidge, Rosemary, Bridget, Kathleen.

father:
Benjamin B. Wright

mother:
Katie (Ledwidge) Wright

spouse:
Rosemary Tuohey

children:
Edward Ledwidge Wright

Rosemary Wright

Bridget Wright

Kathleen Wright