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Wright, Eddie, Jr.


Eddie Wright Jr. was born in Altheimer, Arkansas. Eddie James Wright, Jr. and Johnie B. (Sparkman) Wright are a retired couple who met, married, and raised their family in Las Vegas. Eddie, whose family roots were in Arkansas, arrived in 1953 shortly after graduating from high school. His first job was at the Greyhound Bus terminal, where he worked his way up to become the first black ticket and information clerk. He worked there 19 years and supplemented his income as an auto mechanic.