Interesting-So John McCain's Mom Is An Elite Oil Heiress Daughter


Interesting-So John McCain's Mom Is An Elite Oil Heiress Daughter

17 September 2008 at 11:12:15 PM

Susan left a comment on another post about how Roberta Wright McCain is an oil heiress. Hadn't heard that, so I thought I'd look it up.

About her father.From Tulsa World

WASHINGTON — Sometime around 1900, Archie Wright made his way from Mississippi to Indian country around present-day Muskogee and proceeded to raise Cain: "Arch Wright Given Jail Sentence," read a headline in the Muskogee Times-Democrat in 1908. "Lots of Booze," the same paper reported six months later after deputy sheriffs raided Wright's house.

That man — described in the local press at the time as a "well-known debonnair, dead-game sport" — was the maternal grandfather of Sen. John McCain. While much has been made of McCain's paternal lineage, the upstanding admirals of the Navy, less appears to be known about Arch Wright, who made a fortune on liquor, gambling and oil in Indian territory before relocating to Los Angeles with a sprawling clan in tow, including McCain's mother, Roberta Wright. He died there in 1971, when McCain was being held as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.

A former McCain aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he continues to associate with the senator's staff said McCain seldom spoke about his maternal grandfather. When he did allude to him, it was generally in the context of a scant summary of his mother's side of the family that included a respectful but cursory reference to Wright's success in the oil business

Heh. yeah, pared down to exclude the booze and gambling parts.

And quite the elite.

The daughter of a successful wildcatter, the widow of a highly decorated naval admiral, and now the mother of the Republican nominee for the presidency, she spent her married life in posts ranging from London to Honolulu and has traveled—relentlessly—to pretty much every point in between. At 88, when she was told she was too old to rent a car in Europe, she simply bought one and drove it from Munich to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan with her twin sister and most constant traveling companion, Rowena. ("I wanted to see Samarkand," she explains, and with that accomplished she continued on to Greece, India, and New Zealand, leaving the car behind in Europe for future jaunts.) Last Christmas she had lunch in Paris at Maxim's and spent New Year's Eve at the Lido before taking off for England and Scotland.

The McCains have an amusing little story-I know you and I do the SAME THING TOO.

Once she went out to buy a dress and came home with a Mercedes.

Gee. My driveway is FULL of Mercedes. Yours?

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