Oral History

Speaker Jim Wright

A Democratic U.S. Congressman (1955-89) for more than three decades, Wright was Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1989.  In 1963, he was one of the key planners for President Kennedy’s visit to Fort Worth, and he traveled with the presidential party to Dallas. Recorded February 22, 1996.

Speaker Wright passed away on May 6, 2015.