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John Woods (Ohio politician)

John Woods
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829
Preceded by Thomas R. Ross
Succeeded by James Shields
6th Ohio State Auditor
In office
1845 – January 10, 1852
Preceded by John Brough
Succeeded by William Duane Morgan
Personal details
Born (1794-10-18)October 18, 1794
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Died July 30, 1855(1855-07-30) (aged 60)
Hamilton, Ohio
Resting place Greenwood Cemetery (Hamilton, Ohio)
Political party Adams Party, Whig

John Woods (October 18, 1794 – July 30, 1855) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Woods moved with his parents to Ohio, where he attended the common schools. As a young man, he served in the War of 1812. After the war he operated a school near Springborough for two years. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced the practice of his profession in Hamilton, Ohio. From 1820 to 1825, he served as prosecuting attorney of Butler County.

Woods was elected to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress. In 1829 he became editor and publisher of the Hamilton Intelligencer. He served as state auditor of Ohio from 1845 to 1852 as a Whig. Woods was also president of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Indianapolis Railroad.

He died in Hamilton, Ohio on July 30, 1855. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.



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