Jonathan Jasper Wright’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 11, 1840

Death Date

February 18, 1885

Age of Death

45 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Charleston, South Carolina, United States



The lawyer Jonathan Jasper Wright died at the age of 45. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

During the post-Civil War Reconstruction Era, this African-American judge served in South Carolina’s Supreme Court. Earlier in his career, he had been the primary attorney for the Freedmen’s Bureau of Beaufort, South Carolina, and had held office as Vice-President of the South Carolina Constitutional Convention.

After attending New York’s Lancasterian University, he studied law under a Pennsylvania judge.

He was initially denied admission to the Pennsylvania state Bar because of his race. After the Civil Rights Act of 1866 was passed into law, however, he became Pennsylvania’s first practicing African-American attorney.