John J. Wood

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John Jacob Wood
Born(1784-02-16)February 16, 1784
DiedMay 20, 1874(1874-05-20) (aged 90)
New City, Rockland County, New York
TitleU.S. Representative from New York's 2nd District
Term20th United States Congress (1827–1829)
PredecessorJoshua Sands
SuccessorJacob Crocheron
Political partyJacksonian Democrat

John Jacob Wood (February 16, 1784 – May 20, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from New York.[1]

Born in Clarkstown, New York, Wood was its first town clerk, serving from 1809 to 1812.[2] He served as inspector of schools in 1815, 1823 from 1829 to 1831, and from 1835 to 1836.[1]

Wood was elected to the 20th Congress (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829)[1] as a Jacksonian. He returned to Rockland County after one term, where he served again as inspector of schools 1829-1831 and 1835 to 1837.[1] He was Surrogate of Rockland County in 1837.[3]

He served as Rockland County delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1846.[4]

Wood died in New City, New York on May 20, 1874, and was interred in Old Wood Burying Ground.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e United States Congress. "John J. Wood (id: W000697)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
  2. ^ Historical record to the close of the nineteenth century of Rockland County, New York. Van Deusen & Joyce. 1902. p. 431. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
  3. ^ Historical record to the close of the nineteenth century of Rockland County, New York. Van Deusen & Joyce. 1902. p. 180. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
  4. ^ The Civil List and Constitutional History of the Colony and State of New York. Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons & Company. 1889. p. 130. Retrieved 2013-12-18.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joshua Sands
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

1827–1829
Succeeded by
Jacob Crocheron