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William Burnham Woods

William Burnham Woods, American jurist. member (Democrat) Ohio General Assembly, 1857, 59.

Background

  • Woods, William Burnham was born on August 3, 1824 in Newark, Ohio, United States. Son of Ezekiel S. and Sarah Judith (Burnham) Woods.

  • Education

    • Attended Western Reserve College. Graduated from Yale, 1845. Read law with S D. King, Newark, O.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1847. Partner in law firm (with S. D. King), 1847-1861. Mayor Newark, 1856; member (Democrat) Ohio General Assembly, 1857, 59.

      Commissioned lieutenant colonel 76th Ohio Infantry, 1862, left in service as brevet major general, 1866. Settled in Alabama; chancellor Middle Chancery Division of Alabama, 1868. Judge 5th United States Circuit Court (appointed by President Grant), 1869-1880.

      Justice Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1880-1887. Author: Wood’s Reports, 4 vols., 1875-1883.

    Works

    • Author: Wood’s Reports, 4 vols., 1875-1883.

    Membership

    Member (Democrat) Ohio General Assembly, 1857, 59.

    Connections

    • Married Anne E. Warner, June 21, 1855, 1 son, 1 daughter.
    • father: Ezekiel S. Woods
    • mother: Sarah Judith (Burnham) Woods
    • spouse: Anne E. Warner
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    Born August 3, 1824
    Died March 14, 1887
    (aged 62)
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