William Thomas Wright
Wright, William Thomas, banker; born in Illinois, July 28, 1S46; son of George and Naomi (Ulm) Wright; attended Portland Academy, 1865-1865; married, Salem, Ore., Feb. 10, 1870, Bell Mallory; eight children
living. Pioneer of State of Oregon of 1852; crossed plains in ox wagon with parents, and located in Portland, which was home until 1865, in which year joined pioneers of Eastern Oregon. In mercantile business with father in Lewiston, Idaho, and Oro Fino Mines, 1861-1863; in merchandise and flour milling. Union, Ore., 1865-1882; banking in Union,
since 1863; has considerable real estate interests in Portland and elsewhere. President First National Bank of Union; director Batier City
Real Estate Association. County clerk of Union County, Ore., 1882-1884; four terms mayor of City of Union, 1900-1904; commissioner from
Oregon to World's Colombian Exposition, 1893; also Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition, Seattle, 1909. Republican. Member National Geographical Society, Oregon Historical Society; president Oregon State Pioneer
Association, 1904-1906. Past grand master Masons, past grand high priest of Royal Arch Chapter, past grand commander Knights Templar. Recreations: Field and stream sports, automobiling. Club: Commercial.
Herringshaw's American Blue Book of
Biography: Men of 1912. Chicago, Illinois: Men of Nineteen-Twelve, 1913.