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John M. WOOD

(1813-1864)

WOOD, John M., a Representative from Maine; born in Minisink, Orange County, N.Y., November 17, 1813; attended the common schools; engaged in railroad construction in New Jersey; moved to Portland, Maine, in 1846; was one of the contractors in the construction of the Atlantic & St. Lawrence Railroad; also engaged in banking; member of the State house of representatives in 1852 and 1853; owner and publisher of the Portland Daily Advertiser 1853-1857; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); contractor for building the Air Line Railroad between Woonsocket and New Haven, Conn.; died while on a visit in Boston, Mass., December 24, 1864; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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