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Benson Wood

Benson Wood, American congressman. Served First lieutenant and captain 34th Illinois Infantry in Civil War; member firm Wood Brothers & Rickelman, since 1904; Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1873-1875; member 54th Congress (1895-1897), 19th Illinois District Delaware Republican National convs., 1876, 88, Universal Congress Lawyers and Jurists, St. Louis, 1904.

Background

  • Wood, Benson was born on March 31, 1839 in Montrose, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Peleg and Esther (Fox) Wood.

  • Education

    • Academic education; Bachelor of Laws, University of Chicago, 1864.

    Career

    • Served First lieutenant and captain 34th Illinois Infantry in Civil War. Admitted to bar, 1864, in practice at Effingham, Illinois, since 1864. Member firm Wood Brothers & Rickelman, since 1904.

      President Effingham State Bank, since 1903.

    Membership

    Served First lieutenant and captain 34th Illinois Infantry in Civil War. Member firm Wood Brothers & Rickelman, since 1904. Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1873-1875.

    Member 54th Congress (1895-1897), 19th Illinois District Delaware Republican National convs., 1876, 88, Universal Congress Lawyers and Jurists, St. Louis, 1904.

    Connections

    • Married Jennie Jewett, December 21, 1864.
    • father: Peleg Wood
    • mother: Esther (Fox) Wood
    • spouse: Jennie Jewett
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    Died August 27, 1915
    (aged 76)
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