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Laurin Dewey WOODWORTH

(1837-1897)

WOODWORTH, Laurin Dewey, a Representative from Ohio; born in Windham, Portage County, Ohio, September 10, 1837; attended the common schools, Windham (Ohio) Academy, Hiram (Ohio) College, and the Ohio State University at Columbus; studied law at Union Law College, Cleveland, Ohio; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Ravenna, Ohio; member of the Portage County Board of School Examiners; served in the Union Army as major of the One Hundred and Fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry from July 1862 to December 1862; moved to Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, in 1864 and resumed the practice of law; elected to the State senate in 1867; reelected in 1869 and served as president pro tempore; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; continued the practice of law in Youngstown, Ohio, until his death there on March 13, 1897; interment in Windham Cemetery, Windham, Portage County, Ohio.

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

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