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December 4, 2013

Ceremony to dedicate Wright home marker

Former mayor of Weatherford, Speaker of the House speaker, expected to attend Thursday event

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“They rejected it because he wasn’t dead long enough,” said Lawrence. “Of course, he wasn’t dead.”

Weatherford then resubmitted the application under the name of Jim Claude Wright, the father of the still-living former congressman.

They may seek a second marker for the location at a later date, according to Lawrence.

The application to the state notes that the city has never offered special recognition of Jim Wright by naming streets or buildings after the city’s influential leader.

“He has never forgotten his state nor his district, and it is now time to recognize this native son for what he achieved,” the City of Weatherford wrote in the application for the marker.

“I’m so happy it’s done while he’s still here to see it,” Lawrence said.

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