10:05 AM

Remembering Marvin E. "Bunky" Wright, past Missouri Bar President

Marvin E. Bunky Wright 1936-2023

Marvin E. Wright, 1997-1998 president of The Missouri Bar, passed away on July 14, 2023, at 86 years old. Wright graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law and was licensed to practice in Missouri in 1964. 

A celebration of life is planned for Monday, July 31. Learn more about Wright and planned services in his obituary. 

During his presidency, Wright spoke about the need for lawyers to share with one another. He discussed hostility and incivility in the profession and how lawyers should work to improve the image of the profession through service to each other. 

“Let us prove to one another that we possess that same concern and desire to assist and help one another, thereby strengthening our profession.” Wright wrote in May 1998. “We are all proud to be lawyers, so let’s show it with the attitude and assistance that we provide to one another in our legal profession.” 

Members of The Missouri Bar can read more President’s Page messages from Wright in archives of the Journal of The Missouri Bar via HeinOnline, a member benefit.