Wooda Nicholas Carr

Wooda Nicholas Carr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 4, 1915
Preceded byThomas S. Crago
Succeeded byRobert F. Hopwood
Personal details
Born(1871-02-06)February 6, 1871
Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
DiedJune 28, 1953(1953-06-28) (aged 82)
Political partyDemocratic

Wooda Nicholas Carr (February 6, 1871 – June 28, 1953) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. His son was the mystery novelist John Dickson Carr.

Wooda N. Carr was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania (now a part of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). He attended the public schools and Madison College. He graduated from Monongahela College in Pennsylvania, in 1891. He was editor of the Uniontown News and the Uniontown Democrat in 1892. He studied law, was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Uniontown. He was a delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1898, 1899, 1900, and 1904.

Carr was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914. He resumed the practice of law and was appointed postmaster of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1934 and served until his retirement in 1947. He died in Uniontown. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas S. Crago
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert F. Hopwood