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Paul William Wright, American lawyer, oil company executive. Bar: Virginia 1969, District of Columbia 1972, Texas 1973, Louisiana 1985, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972.


Wright, Paul William was born on July 7, 1944 in Jamestown, New York, United States. Son of Julian M. and Ruth (Blake) Wright.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Georgetown University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1969.


Staff attorney Fed Power Commission, 1969-1970. First Lieutenant, United States. Army National Guard, 1973. Working as a partner of HOUSTON, TEXAS. Admitted to the bar, 1969, Virginia.

1972, District of Columbia, United States. Supreme Court and United States. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

1973, Texas; 1976, United States. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. 1985, Louisiana.

Associate Wolf & Case, Washington, 1970-1972. Attorney Exxon Corporation, Houston, since 1973, chief attorney, 1986-1992.

Senior staff counsel Exxon Company International. Board directors Louisiana Pro Bono-Project, 1986-1990.


  • Bar: Virginia 1969, District of Columbia 1972, Texas 1973, Louisiana 1985, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972.


  • Other Work

    • With Paul J. Heim, "Market Value Royalty: Hillard and Beyond," Landman, Official Publication of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, p. 11, October 1985. Member, Advisory Board of Directors, New Orleans Pro Bono Project, 1985-1990.


The Virginia, Louisiana State (Member, Legal Aid Committee, 1985-1986), Federal, Federal Energy and American (Member, Natural Resources Committee. Vice-Chairman, Natural Gas (Producers), 1976) Bar Associations. Virginia State Bar; State Bar of Texas.

The District of Columbia Bar. Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Louisiana Bar Foundation (Secretary-Treasurer, 1985-1987.

Vice-President, 1989. President, 1989-1991). [First Lieutenant, United States.

Army National Guard, 1973]. (Area General Attorney).

Member American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Foundation (board directors, secretary, treasurer 1986-1987, vice president 1987-1989, president 1989-1991).


Married Elizabeth O'Rourke Wright, November 22, 1975. Children: Jeffrey, Stephen.

Julian M. Wright

Ruth (Blake) Wright

Elizabeth O'Rourke Wright

Jeffrey Wright

Stephen Wright