Kenneth Wright

Kenneth Wright

Known as K.W. Wright, he was a lawyer and bureaucrat who served as legal counsel for the Custodian of Enemy Property during World War II. Appointed on 01 June 1942, Wright worked for the Custodian for over 15 years before his retirement in 1958. Wright performed a significant role within the Custodian’s office in the execution and administration of the dispossession. (Source: Kimura Appendix)


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