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Alan WOOD, Jr.

(1834-1902)

WOOD, Alan, Jr., (nephew of John Wood), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 6, 1834; attended private schools; employed in his father’s mill at Delaware Iron Works, near Wilmington, Del.; moved to Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pa., in 1857; engaged in iron manufacturing and banking; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed his former business activities and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; president of the Alan Wood Iron & Steel Co.; died in Philadelphia, Pa., October 31, 1902; interment in Woodland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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