Ashley Bascom Wright
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Massachusetts's 1st district
March 4, 1893 - August 14, 1897
|Charles S. Randall|
|George P. Lawrence|
|Born||May 25, 1841|
|Died||August 14, 1897 (aged 56)|
North Adams, Massachusetts
He moved to North Adams, Massachusetts in 1861. In that year, he was appointed chief deputy collector of internal revenue for the tenth district of Massachusetts in 1861. He resigned from that position in 1865 to engage in mercantile pursuits.
Wright was elected selectman and commissioner for Berkshire County 1884-1887 and acted as chairman for one year. He was a member of the State executive council in 1890 and 1891 before being elected as a Republican to the fifty-third, fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth congresses, serving from March 4, 1893 until his death.
He died in North Adams, Berkshire County, August 14, 1897. Wright is interred in the Hinsdale Cemetery.