Phyllis B. Wright

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Phyllis B. Wright (Thompson)

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Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Death: October 20, 2002 (96)
National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States (Cancer.)
Place of Burial: Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Phillips Blagden Thompson and Marion Thompson
Wife of Adm. Jerauld Wright (USN)
Sister of Elizabeth "Betty" Hare Tuckerman

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About Phyllis B. Wright

NY Times Wedding Announcement:

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1938/07/24/96831926.h...

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49339258

Phyllis B. Thompson was born on April 2, 1906, in New York City. She graduated from Miss Porter's School and made her debut in 1924 with Janet Lee, the future mother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She worked for the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR) in New York. In 1933, Phyllis Thompson joined the Federal Alcohol Control Administration (FACA) in Washington, D.C. and subsequently worked, briefly, at the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). In 1935, she became the society editor for the Washington Evening Star.

Phyllis Thompson meet Jerry Wright through his sister, Marjorie Wright Key, who had also attended Miss Porter's School. Their marriage took place at St. Andrew's Dune Church, in, on July 23, 1938, which Phyllis wrote as her last wedding notice for the Washington Evening Star as their society editor. Jerry and Phyllis Wright had two children — Marion Jerauld Wright (1941 - ) and William Mason Wright (1945 - ).

Phyllis Wright wrote about her experiences as a Navy wife and the wife of an ambassador in a Navy Wife's Log (1978) and a Taiwan Scrapbook (1992) She was a former president of the Sulgrave Club and a member of the Metropolitan and Chevy Chase clubs. Phyllis Thompson Wright died on October 20, 2002, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, from cancer. She was survived by her two children, Marion Wright of Denver and William Wright of Arlington. She was interred with her late husband at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Times Wedding Announcement:

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1938/07/24/96831926.h...

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Phyllis B. Wright's Timeline

1906
April 28, 1906
New York, New York, United States
2002
October 20, 2002
Age 96
National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, United States