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WRIGHT, EDWARD BINGHAM

WRIGHT, EDWARD BINGHAM (1838–1914). Edward Bingham Wright, Presbyterian minister and Civil War veteran, son of Philo and Electa (Coe) Wright, was born in Hudson, Ohio, on May 11, 1838. He took his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Western Reserve University in 1859 and 1862. He served during the Civil War in Battery B, First Michigan Light Artillery, reached the rank of captain, and was wounded near Resaca, Georgia, on May 16, 1864. In 1867 he graduated from the Union Theological Seminary in New York, was ordained a Presbyterian minister, and began his preaching career at Stillwater, Minnesota. In 1870 U. S. Grant appointed him a member of a board of visitors to the Red Lake and Pembina Indians. From 1872 to 1907 Wright was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. Wright married Evelyn Hunter Bell in 1878. For his services to the Texas Confederate Home in Austin, he was made an honorary member of the John Bell Hood Camp, United Confederate Veterans. He died in Austin on January 4, 1914.

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Forrest McDonald, "WRIGHT, EDWARD BINGHAM," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fwr04), accessed July 22, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.