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Male, US, born 1927-02-12, died 1996-09-28

Associated with the firms network

Wright Runstad and Company; Wright, Howard S., (HSW) Construction Company

Professional History


President, Howard S. Wright Construction Company, Seattle, WA, 1967-1976.

Chairman, Wright-Schuchart, Incorporated, Seattle, WA, 1976-1986;.

Founder, Howard S. Wright Development Company, (later renamed the Wright-Runstad Development Company), Seattle, WA, 1971.

Chairman, Wright's Coast Hotels, Incorporated, and Wright Hotels, Incorporated.


High School/College

Graduate, Lakeside School, Seattle, WA.

Graduate, University of Washington, Seattle, 1952.



His parents were Howard H. and Ellis Wright. His grandfather was Howard S. Wright (1861-1940), a cabinetmaker who founded the Howard S. Wright Construction Company in Port Townsend, WA, in 1885. The company relocated its headquarters to Everett, WA, in 1893 and to Seattle, WA, in 1929.

A sister, Janet Wright Ketcham, survived Howard S. Wright at this death in 1996.

In 1952, Howard S. Wright married the heiress, Theiline Pigott, (her family founded the Seattle Rail Car Company later known as PACCAR); they divorced in 1978. He remarried Carol Wright in 1983.

Howard and Theiline Piggott Wright had 5 children: sons Howard S. III, Jeffrey, Taylor, David and a daughter, Lee Wright Rolfe.

SSN: 531-22-6274; Howard S. Wright was elected to the Washington State Horse Racing Commission in 1973. he was a staunch Republican. Wright died of an aortic aneurysm, five days after he passed out at a dinner at the Seattle Tennis Club.

PCAD id: 2008

1 Bellevue Center, Downtown, Bellevue, WA1982-1983BellevueWA
1 Capital Center, Boise, ID1975BoiseID
1000 2nd Avenue Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1987SeattleCA
1111 3rd Avenue Office Building, Seattle, WA1980SeattleWA
1800 9th Avenue Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1990SeattleWA
1800 Ninth Avenue Office Building, Seattle, WASeattleWA
1st Interstate Center, Seattle, WA1983-1984SeattleWA
3 Bellevue Center Project, Bellevue, WA1988-1994BellevueWA
3 Bellevue Center, Downtown, Bellevue, WA1998-2000BellevueWA
4th and Vine Street Office Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1974-1975SeattleWA
Brown, Amos, Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1898SeattleWA
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Office Buildings, Los Angeles, CA1978-1980
City Center Plaza, Tower II, Downtown, Bellevue, WA2006-2009SeattleWA
Columbia Seafirst Center, Downtown, Seattle, WA1985SeattleWA
Congress Center, Portland, ORPortlandOR
International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Office Building and Garage, Downtown, Seattle, WA1962-1964SeattleWA
Metropolitan Park Office Building, East Tower, Downtown, Seattle, WA1987-1988SeattleWA
Metropolitan Park Office Building, West Tower, Downtown, Seattle, WA1979-1980SeattleWA
Nordstrom, Elmer J., Medical Tower, Seattle, WASeattleWA
Northgate Executive Center, Northgate, Seattle, WA1973-1974SeattleWA
Norton, Matthew G., Building #2, Downtown, Seattle, WA1957-1959SeattleWA
PeaceHealth, Peace Island Medical Center, Friday Harbor, WA2012Friday HarborWA
Seattle 1st National Bank, Incorporated, Headquarters Building #3, Downtown, Seattle, WA1966-1969SeattleWA
Seattle Public Schools, Central Supply Center, Cascade, Seattle, WA 1955-1956SeattleWA
Seattle World's Fair, Space Needle, Seattle, WA1960-1962SeattleWA
Seattle World's Fair, Washington State Coliseum, Seattle, WA1960-1962SeattleWA
Sedgwick James Building, Downtown, Seattle, WA1978-1979SeattleWA
Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Downtown, Seattle, WA1978-1982SeattleWA
Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company Headquarters, Anchorage, AKAnchorageAK
Sunset Corporate Campus, Bellevue, WA1991-1992BellevueWA
Symetra Financial Center, Bellevue, WABellevueWA
United States Government, Bureau of Reclamation, Grand Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee, WA1933-1942
United States Public Health Service, Marine Hospital, Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA1930-1933SeattleWA
University of Washington, Seattle (UW), Washington Stadium, Seattle, WA1920-1920SeattleWA
Washington Mutual Savings Bank, Main Office #2, 1101 2nd Avenue, Downtown, Seattle, WA1968-1969SeattleWA
Washington Mutual Savings Bank, Tower #1, Downtown, Seattle, WA1985-1988SeattleWA
Western International Hotels Company, Washington Plaza Hotel, Downtown, Seattle, WA1967-1969SeattleWA