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Jim Wright, Former House Speaker, Dies At 92

FILE - In this July 29, 2005, file photo, former House Speaker Jim Wright of Texas stands next to the Texas pillar while tour
FILE - In this July 29, 2005, file photo, former House Speaker Jim Wright of Texas stands next to the Texas pillar while touring the World War II Memorial in Washington. Wright was initially denied a certificate to vote in Texas because he didn’t have proper documentation under Texas’ Voter ID law, which will be enforced for the first time during Tuesday’s election. (AP Photo/Yuri Gripas, File)

AUSTIN, Texas, May 6 (Reuters) - Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Jim Wright has died at the age of 92, the Dallas Morning News reported on Wednesday.

Wright, who represented a district in Fort Worth in the U.S. Congress for more than 30 years, resigned from the House in 1989 in the midst of an ethics scandal, it said. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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