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Samuel Davis WOODS

(1845-1915)

WOODS, Samuel Davis, a Representative from California; born in Mount Pleasant, Maury County, Tenn., September 19, 1845; moved with his parents to Stockton, Calif., in February 1850; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the California bar in April 1875 and engaged in practice in Stockton and in the city and county of San Francisco; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Marion De Vries; reelected to the Fifty-seventh Congress and served from December 3, 1900, to March 3, 1903; was not a candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law in San Francisco, Calif., and died there December 24, 1915; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, San Mateo County, Calif.

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

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