From the News and Observer, July 27, 2009:
“Deil Wright wrote the sort of scholarly texts that helped administrators of government systems make sense of their complex worlds. He spent his life shining an academic light on the process of government as a professor of political science since 1967 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wright was also a fierce competitor on the golf course and the softball diamond, and age seemed to scarcely dim either his athleticism or his intellect.
“Wright died last month. He was 79. Since his death, Wright’s family has heard from scores of former students who remember him kindly as their greatest mentor. He had a passion for getting to know those who studied under him and keeping in touch with them.”
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