In Memory

Harold Wright - Class Of 1920

Harold Wright

Harold W Wright, general manager of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for the last 20 years, died August 28, 1965 in Huntington Memorial Hospital.

Wright joined the Chamber of Commerce in 1926 as an assistant in the Domestic Trade Department. He became Domestic Trade Commissioner in 1930 and manager of the department in 1934. In 1943 he was named general manager of the chamber.

Known as 'Mr Chamber of Commerce' in Los Angeles, Wright backed a campaign for international airline service to Los Angeles. He also campaigned to establish the City Beautification Committee known as Los Angeles Beautiful and supported a move to bring the Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles.

Born in St Paul, Minnesota in 1902, he attended elementary and high school in South Pasadena, and was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

Wright resided at 1778 Rose Avenue, San Marino, is survived by his widow, Kathleen, and three sons, Frank, Henry, and George.

Independent Star-News, August 29, 1965