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 Luke Edward Wright

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Luke Edward Wright Famous memorial

Birth
Giles County, Tennessee, USA
Death
12 Nov 1922 (aged 76)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID
15082360 View Source

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Enlisting in the Confederate Company G, 154th Tennessee Regiment at age 15, he was cited for bravery at Murfreesboro in 1863 and promoted to second lieutenant. After the Civil War he attended the University of Mississippi and then studied law in his father's Memphis office. He became a lawyer, and later became State Attorney General. In 1900 Wright was a member of the second Philippine Commission and became the protectorate's Vice-Governor in 1901. He was Governor General of the Philippines from 1904 to 1906, Ambassador to Japan from 1906 to 1907, and U.S. Secretary of War from 1908 until the end of President Theodore Roosevelt's administration in 1909. After leaving office he retired to Memphis.

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Enlisting in the Confederate Company G, 154th Tennessee Regiment at age 15, he was cited for bravery at Murfreesboro in 1863 and promoted to second lieutenant. After the Civil War he attended the University of Mississippi and then studied law in his father's Memphis office. He became a lawyer, and later became State Attorney General. In 1900 Wright was a member of the second Philippine Commission and became the protectorate's Vice-Governor in 1901. He was Governor General of the Philippines from 1904 to 1906, Ambassador to Japan from 1906 to 1907, and U.S. Secretary of War from 1908 until the end of President Theodore Roosevelt's administration in 1909. After leaving office he retired to Memphis.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 29 Jul 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 15082360
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15082360/luke-edward-wright: accessed ), memorial page for Luke Edward Wright (29 Aug 1846–12 Nov 1922), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15082360, citing Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.