WOODS, John, Congress, PA (1761-1816)

WOODS John , a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bedford, Bedford County, Pa., in 1761; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Washington County, Pa., in December 1783, in Westmoreland County and Fayette County in 1784, in Allegheny County on December 16, 1788, and in Bedford County in 1791; practiced extensively in those counties; assisted in laying out the city of Pittsburgh in 1784; member of the State senate in 1797; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); owing to illness never attended or qualified; died in Brunswick County, Va., December 16, 1816, while on a journey to the South to regain his health.

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

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