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The Nation

The Reagan Administration’s No. 2 budget official, Joseph R. Wright Jr., denied to Congress that he acted improperly when he called an Energy Department regulator about a multimillion-dollar overcharge case against an oil company run by his father. The younger Wright’s father runs Anchor Gasoline Corp. of Tulsa, Okla., and its subsidiary, Canal Refining of Church Point, La. Overall, the family controls 20% of the stock, with the younger Wright, who is deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, owning 3%, valued at about $250,000.


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