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William WOODS

(1790-1837)

WOODS, William, a Representative from New York; born in Washington County, N.Y., in 1790; received a limited schooling; moved to Bath, Steuben County, N.Y., in 1813; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Bath, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1823-1825; elected to the Eighteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William B. Rochester and served from November 3, 1823, to March 3, 1825; resumed the practice of his profession; surrogate of Steuben County 1827-1835; died in Bath, N.Y., August 7, 1837; interment in Grove Cemetery.

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

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