Centennial History of Mason County
By Joseph Cochrane
Springfield, Ill., 1876

 

ORLANDO WRIGHT
Page 149-150

Son of the subjects of the above, was born at Lockport, N.Y., April 22, 1828, and made the west his home on the removal here of his parents, as stated above, in 1849. He chose the profession of law, and was admitted to the bar; his license bears the date March 1st, 1852, and bears the signatures of S. H. Treat and Lyman Trumbull. Mr. Wright has ever been noted for his legal abilities, sound judgment, and has inherited from his parents a large amount of that conscientious integrity that has so eminently marked their lives; but stand clear of the witticisms that are in inexhaustible store in his fertile brain. H was united in marriage Nov. 6, 1849, with Miss Harriet M. Parmelee, and an interesting family now adorns and enlivens their present home. The best commentary that can be made on the business and legal abilities of Mr. Wright is to state that since of legal age he has been in the service of the township, the county and the state, as a justice of the peace, notary public, county school commissioner, etc., etc.; all filled with fidelity and credit to himself and friends. He represented his county in the Constitutional Convention in 1867, and was an active, influential member of that body, which gave us the present admirable constitution, which was adopted in 1870. He is now and long has been city attorney, which, like all other positions he has occupied, is ably and creditably filled.

It is a pleasure to record him socially a gentleman, popular and unassuming; kind and courteous to all. Independent in his opinions, with due deference to the opinions of others, with prospects of many years of future usefulness in the community in which he resides.

 

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