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Walter Abbott WOOD

(1815-1892)

WOOD, Walter Abbott, a Representative from New York; born in Mason, N.H., October 23, 1815; moved to New York in 1816 with his parents, who settled in Rensselaerville; attended the common schools; moved to Hoosick Falls in 1835; became an inventor and manufacturer of reapers, mowers, and binders; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination; returned to Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and resumed his former pursuits; died in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., January 15, 1892; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.

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

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