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Ron Wright (politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Texas's 6th district
January 3, 2019 – February 7, 2021
|Preceded by||Joe Barton|
Ronald Jack Wright
April 8, 1953
Jacksonville, Texas, U.S.
|Died||February 7, 2021 (aged 67)|
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Education||University of Texas at Arlington|
Wright was born in Jacksonville, Texas. In 2019, he reported he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. On February 7, 2021, Wright died of COVID-19 at the age of 67 in Dallas. He was the first sitting member of Congress to die due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
- Tinsley, Anna M. (July 29, 2019). "Cancer strikes a North Texas congressman, but he says he will stay in D.C. and fight". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/arlington/article233254201.html. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
- "Rep. Ron Wright dies after battle with COVID-19" (in en). 2021-02-08. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/02/08/rep-ron-wright-dies-after-battle-with-covid-19/.
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission