Richmond’s Most Obstinate Man

Mayor J. Fulmer Bright maintained the status quo in a time that called for action



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Bright's birthplace

Interesting piece, Harry! I was just wondering, how you were able to determine the address where Bright was born? According to city directories, Bright's father, George, was living at 900 St. James St. when John was born, and doesn't move to W. Grace until the late 1890s. I know John's death certificate lists his address as 408 W. Grace, but I can't find a city directory from around the time of his birth that lists a "Bright" as living at 408 W. Grace. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Ben 5 days ago