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John Jacob WOOD

(1784-1874)

WOOD, John Jacob, a Representative from New York; born in Clarkstown (now New City), Rockland County, N.Y., February 16, 1784; town clerk of Clarkstown 1809-1812; inspector of schools in 1815, 1823, 1829-1831, 1835-1836; elected to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1829); again inspector of schools 1829-1831, 1835-1837; surrogate of Rockland County in 1837; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846; died at New City, Rockland County, N.Y., May 20, 1874; interment in Old Wood Burying Ground.

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

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