From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Wright, William H.

(born: 1876) 

William H. Wright was born in Alabama. He was a lawyer in Louisville, KY, and was president of the American Mutual Savings Bank in Louisville, KY. He was a graduate of the Howard Law School and practiced law for about 20 years. He was a member of the Howard University Club of Kentucky, and had been a member of the "Kentucky Colony" when he was in Washingto, D.C. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1927.; and Emancipation: the making of the Black lawyer, 1844-1944 by J. C. Smith.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America; a biographical dictionary of notable living persons of Negro descent in the United States [1927, 1933-37]
NKAA Source: Emancipation: the making of the black lawyer, 1844-1944

Related Entries Citing this Entry

NKAA Entry:  Kentucky Colony in Washington D.C.
NKAA Entry:  Howard University Club of Kentucky (Louisville, KY)
NKAA Entry:  Blanton, John Oliver, Jr.
NKAA Entry:  African American Lawyers/Attorneys, Kentucky, 1880-1940

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