Arthur Eugene Wright, Jr., Ph.D.
a.k.a Brother Gregory Wright, FSC and Brother Clementian Gregory, FSC
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, on 5th January 1928, the son of Arthur Wright, Sr and Mary Hughes Wright, now both deceases.
Entered the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools on 14th August 1945, and made final vows as a Brother on 7 June 1953.
1934-1941 St. Joseph's Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1941-1945 De La Salle Normal School, Lafayette, Louisiana, Graduating
on 27 May 1945.
1946-1952 Attended St. Michael's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico,
Graduating with a B.A. in Social Science in 1952.
1959-1961 Attended the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque,
New Mexico, Graduating with M.A. in History in 1961.
1961-1965 Attended the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque,
New Mexico, Graduating with a Ph.D. in History 1965.
Member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Societies.
Did post-doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota and St. John's
Collegeville, Minnesota and in Europe, particularly Rome.
1948-1958 Taught at various elementqary, junior high, and secondary
schools in Southwest Louisiana and in East Texas.
1958-1988 Member of the Social Science Department of St. Michel's
College/The College of Santa Fe, most of the time teaching
courses in European and United States History or Political
1966-1967 High School Teacher in Social Studies at De La Salle High
School while doing post-doctoral studies at the University
1971-1976 Academic Dean at the College of Santa Fe.
1976-1977 Lived in Europe, mainly Rome, Italy, while on College
1977-1980 Faculty member of the College of Santa Fe.
1980-1983 Worked in the office of the Secretary General of the
Institute in Rome while taking advantasge of opportunities
to travel in Europe and the Near East.
1983-1986 Chairman of the Social Science Department of the College
of Santa Fe while continuing to serve as a faculty
member in the depatment.
1965-1988 One of the founding members and first President of the
New Mexico Council for the Social Sciences. Served as
Editor of the Council publication for Social Studies from
1968 to 1976 and from 1979 to 1980 as also a member of its
1988-2009 Served as a Visiting Professor of History at De La Salle
University at Manila in the Philippines.
2009-2013 Retired at De La Salle-Christian Brothers in Lafayette,
2013-2014 Assigned to the St. Paul's Retirement Community in
Covington, Louisiana where he died July 30, 2014.