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Henry Woods (Pennsylvania)

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Preceded by  David Bard
Name  Henry Woods
Political party  Federalist
Citizenship  United States
Succeeded by  William Hoge

Died  1826 Bedford, Pennsylvania
Profession  Attorney land speculator

Henry Woods (1764–1826) was an American politician, a United States Representative from Pennsylvania, and a land speculator.

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Early life

Born in Bedford, Pennsylvania, Woods had limited schooling, and attended the subscription schools of Bedford County. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1792, and began his practice in Bedford.

Career

Elected as a Federalist to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses, Woods served as a United States Representative for the tenth district of Pennsylvania from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1803. He then returned to his business interests of land speculation and law as a lawyer.

Death

Woods died in 1826 (age about 62 years). The location of his interment is unknown. His brother, John Woods, was also a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania.

References

Henry Woods (Pennsylvania) Wikipedia


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