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James Wood

James Wood, American humanitarian.

Background

  • Wood, James was born on November 12, 1839 in Mount Kisco, New York, United States. Son of Stephen and Phoebe (Underhill) Wood.

  • Education

    • Educated Haverford College, 1854-1857, A.M., 1858.

    Career

    • Home on farm owned by family more than 100 years. Never engaged in active business. Manager Haverford College, since 1885.

      Trustee Bryn Mawr College, 1887-1918 (president of the board 1910-1918). Presiding officer of “Five Years” meetings of Religious Society of Friends in America, 1887 and 1907. Clerk New York Yearly Meetings of Friends, since 1885.

      President board of managers New York State Reformatory for Women, 1900-1918. President American Bible Society, 1912-1919. Republican; Roosevelt presidential elector.

      Author: Distinguishing Doctrines of the Society of Friends. Contributor to mags., religious journals and agricultural papers. Home: Mount Kisco, New York.

    Works

    • Author: Distinguishing Doctrines of the Society of Friends. Contributor to mags., religious journals and agricultural papers.

    Connections

    • Married Emily Hollingsworth Morris, June 6, 1866.
    • father: Stephen Wood
    • mother: Phoebe (Underhill) Wood
    • spouse: Emily Hollingsworth Morris
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    Born November 12, 1839
    Died December 19, 1925
    (aged 86)
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