THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SCOTT O. WRIGHT AS MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF
TRUSTEES TO THE HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
The President announced today his intent to nominate Scott O. Wright as member of the board of trustees to the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Judge Scott O. Wright, of Kansas City, Missouri, has served as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri since 1979. He served as Chief Judge from 1985-1990 and took Senior Status in 1991. Judge Wright has served as Chairman of the Eighth Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Committee since 1983 and was a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Oversight of the Administrative Office from 1988-1994. He practiced law with the firm of Brown, Wright, Willbrand & Simon in Columbia from 1958-1979. He previously served as City Attorney for Columbia and Prosecuting Attorney for Boone County. Judge Wright was commissioned as a Naval Aviator during World War II and served as a Marine dive bomb pilot in the South Pacific. At the end of the war he was honorably discharged as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Judge Wright attended Central Methodist College and received a LL.B. degree from the University of Missouri.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation was established by Congress in 1975 as the official federal memorial to honor our thirty-third President. The Foundation recognizes President Truman's contributions to the nation, his commitment to public service, and his interest in education. The Foundation awards scholarships to college students who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for their careers.