Ashley B. Wright

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Ashley Bascom Wright
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1893 – August 14, 1897
Preceded byCharles S. Randall
Succeeded byGeorge P. Lawrence
Personal details
Born(1841-05-25)May 25, 1841
Hinsdale, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 14, 1897(1897-08-14) (aged 56)
North Adams, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican

Ashley Bascom Wright (May 25, 1841 – August 14, 1897) was an American politician. He was the chairman of the Committee on Mileage in the fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth congresses.

Wright was born in Hindsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, on May 25, 1841. Wright attended public schools and Lincoln Academy at Hinsdale.

He moved to North Adams, Massachusetts, in 1861. In that year, he was appointed chief deputy collector of internal revenue for the tenth district of Massachusetts in 1861. He resigned from that position in 1865 to engage in mercantile pursuits.

Wright was elected selectman and commissioner for Berkshire County 1884-1887 and acted as chairman for one year. He was a member of the State executive council in 1890 and 1891 before being elected as a Republican to the fifty-third, fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth congresses, serving from March 4, 1893, until his death.

He died in North Adams, Berkshire County, August 14, 1897. Wright is interred in the Hinsdale Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "Ashley B. Wright (id: W000754)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles S. Randall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1893 – August 14, 1897
Succeeded by
George P. Lawrence