Published October 2, 2014

Linwood Wright was a research chemist for the Dan River Mills. A longtime resident of the area, Mr. Wright began working at Dan River Mills when he graduated college and remained there until the mill closed. He helped to create several fabric patents and eventually worked his way up the ranks to be one of the heads of the company. After his time at Dan River Mills, Mr. Wright dove into Danville politics, even serving as mayor at one time.


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