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17 Apr. 1810 - 11 May 1867
Joseph Albert Wright was born in Washington, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Bloomington, Indiana, when he was still a young boy. He held a number of public offices before being elected Governor of Indiana in 1848. Accomplishments during his two terms as Governor include the adoption of a new state constitution and the formation of State Boards of Education and Agriculture. Wright was then appointed the U.S. Minister to Prussia.
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Addresses delivered by Governor Wright and President Berry, at Indiana Asbury University, July 16, 1850. Indianapolis, 1850. [ISL call number: Ip 815 W951 no. 5]
Address of His Excellency, Joseph A. Wright, Governor of the State of Indiana, pronounced at the New York Agricultural State Fair, at Elmira, October 5, 1855. Indianapolis: Elder & Harkness, 1855. [ISL call number: Ip 815 W951 no. 7]
"Political Portraits with Pen and Pencil. General T. A. Howard of Indiana." New York, 1847. [ISL call number: Ip 923 H852 no. 3]