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Charles Alan Wright
Charles Alan Wright (September 3, 1927 – July 7, 2000) was an American constitutional lawyer widely considered to be the foremost authority in the United States on constitutional law and federal procedure, and was the coauthor of the 54-volume treatise, Federal Practice and Procedure with Arthur R. Miller and Kenneth W. Graham, Jr., among others. He also served as a special legal consultant to President Richard Nixon during the congressional investigations into the Watergate break in and coverup, and for a time was the president's lead lawyer. Wright was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 3, 1927. After graduating from Haverford High School at age 16, he earned his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in 1947 and law degree from Yale in 1949. Afterward, he spent a year as law clerk for Judge Charles Edward Clark of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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Born: 1927, Philadelphia
Died: 2000, Austin

Alternate Names: Wright, Charles Alan., Wright, Charles Alan, 1927-2000, Wright, Charles
Occupation(s): lawyer
Employer(s): University of Minnesota, University of Texas at Austin