Death of Jim Wright

December 22, 1922 - May 6, 2015
Fort Worth, Texas | Age 92

Former House Speaker dies at age 92
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By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL and DAVID WARREN, The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker that he was prepared to resign after being accused of violating ethics rules dozens of times.

The congressman, who died Wednesday at age 92,...

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