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Jim Wright Jr.

James Claude Wright Jr. , usually known as Jim Wright, was an American politician who served as the 48th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1987 to 1989. He represented Texas's 12th congressional district as a Democrat from 1955 to 1989. Wikipedia*

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Jim Wright Jr. has 280 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1980 House Proceeding. The year with the most videos was 1988 with 110 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1984 with an average of 1,821 views per program. Most appearances with Robert C. Byrd (11), Tom Foley (10), Bob Dole (9). Most common tags: Democratic Party, Legislative Branch, Democratic National Convention.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2005 - Present Distinguished Lecturer, Political Science, Texas Christian University

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U.S. Representative, D-TX 12th January 3, 1955 - October 28, 1990 Videos: 260

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