Department of Anthropology

In Memory of Donald B. Wright

Mon, December 19, 2016
In Memory of Donald B. Wright
Donald B. Wright, 1927-2016

Donald B. Wright passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. Mr. Wright received his degrees and the Performer's Diploma from the Eastman School of Music was a faculty artist of The University of Texas Department of Music. He was principal violist with the Austin Symphony, was a soloist with the Corpus Christi Symphony, and performed under the direction of conductors Pablo Casals, Eric Leinsdorf, Leopold Stokowski, Sir Thomas Beecham and Pierre Monteux.

He was predeceased by his two sons, Donald Peyton Wright and Douglas Covington Wright, and a fellowship was created in their names to aid students in completing their graduate work in Archaeology. The Peyton and Douglas Wright Fellowship has supported eighteen students to date.

He will be greatly missed.

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