Honoree

George G. Wright

AWARDS

Honorary Degree (1866)
LL.D.
Doctor of Laws
Location: Bloomington
Presenter: Cyrus Nutt

BIOGRAPHY

Wright was born in Bloomington, Indiana. He attended Indiana University and graduated in 1839. After studying law in Rockville, Indiana, he was admitted to the bar in 1840 and began a legal practice in Iowa. He was elected to the Iowa state senate from 1849-1851, and was a co-founder of the College of Law at University of Iowa, where he served as professor from 1865-1871.