Political archivist Wright dead at 50

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Jordan M. Wright, known for his impressive collection of political memorabilia, has died of an embolism in Atlantic Beach, N.Y., at the age of 50.

Wright gained notoriety for his collection of more than a million bumper stickers and other memorabilia from past political campaigns in the United States, The New York Times reported Sunday.


His prized possessions were shown in a book published by Wright last year and curious fans will be able to see a portion of the memorabilia collection at the Museum of the City of New York next month.

In a past interview, Wright attempted to explain what initially attracted him to collecting campaign trinkets during the 1968 presidential election.

"It occurred to me that if Bobby Kennedy was giving out buttons, Hubert Humphrey was, Richard Nixon was, and I roamed around the city going from headquarters to headquarters picking up buttons," said Wright, who died May 11.

The Times said Wright is survived by his parents, two children and a sister.

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