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Ernest Edward WOOD

(1875-1952)

WOOD, Ernest Edward, a Representative from Missouri; born in Chico, Butte County, Calif., August 24, 1875; attended the public schools and was graduated from the Stockton (Calif.) High School in 1892; appointed as a cadet to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1893 and remained two years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in St. Louis, Mo.; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1905, to June 23, 1906, when he was succeeded by Harry M. Coudrey, who contested his election; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1907 and resumed the practice of law; died in Los Angeles, Calif., January 10, 1952; interment in Hollywood Cemetery, Hollywood, Calif.

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

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