Jordan Wright

Lawyer and magazine publisher Jordan M. Wright began collecting memorabilia at

the age of 10. In his life, he amassed a collection of more than a million objects. His

goal was to create a permanent exhibit called the Museum of Democracy. When the

original core of this book was published in 2008, it became the first public view of

this collection. He suddenly passed away at age 50 and left his collection and his

dreams of a museum to his family. He would be happy to know that the Museum of

Democracy is now a reality at Long Island University in New York. In addition to

the permanent exhibit, there is also a touring display of the collection, which makes

guest appearances in museums and universities across the United States. Although he

is not here to witness it, these exhibits and this new updated version of his book are here to

keep Wright’s dream and his collection alive.