Alonzo Wright (Alonzo Wright)

Alonzo Wright

First African-American to have a gas staion franchise (Standard Oil).  By 1930’s had 11 stations, and by the 1940’s, employed more African-Americans than anyone in the U.S.  Also made a plan for African-Americans to work their way through college, one of which was Jesse Owens. (bio by: Ginny M)

Born

  • April, 30, 1898
  • USA

Died

  • August, 08, 1976
  • USA

Cemetery

  • Lake View Cemetery
  • Ohio
  • USA

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