Placer County







            In preparing the history of Placer County we would certainly leave the work incomplete if we failed to mention Edwin F. Wright, who is now serving as district attorney and is one of the younger members of the bar.  A native of New Jersey, he was born in Bloomfield on the 20th of September, 1866, and is of Scotch and English ancestry.  His father, J. J. Wright, was born in Hudson, New York, and when he had attained his majority chose as a companion and helpmeet on life’s journey Miss Ann Rose.  Both parents died when our subject was a child and consequently he knows very little about the family history.  He resided with his half sister and was educated and reared to manhood in New York City, receiving his intellectual training in the public and private schools of the eastern metropolis.  After coming to California in 1887, he read law with L. L. Chamberlain for his preceptor for five years and was admitted to the bar in 1895.  He was the city attorney of Auburn for two years and in 1898 was elected district attorney of Placer County.

            Mr. Wright votes with the Republican Party, believing firmly in its principles.  Socially he is connected with the Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternities and is a member of the Order of Red Men.  He has a wide acquaintance throughout Placer County and is rated as one of the prominent members of the bar, having met with very gratifying success in the handling of intricate legal problems, and he possesses a spirit of perseverance which enables him to become thoroughly familiar with his suit, leaving unnoticed no detail which may advance his cause in the slightest degree, yet at the same time he gives due prominence to the questions upon which the decision of the case finally turns.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: “A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of Representative Citizens of Northern California”, Pages 196-197. Chicago Standard Genealogical  Publishing Co. 1901.

© 2010  Gerald Iaquinta.




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