- New Haven Common Council, 1848, served several terms; mem. Conn. Gen. Assembly, 1852; mem. U.S. Ho. of Reps. (Am. Party rep.) from Conn., 34th, 36th congresses, 1855-57, 59-61; collector of internal revenue for 2d Dist. Conn., 1862-68
Born February 12, 1826
Died May 20, 1868
John Woodruff (February 12, 1826 - May 20, 1868) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut. Born in West Hartford, Connecticut, Woodruff received a limited schooling. He moved to Catskill, New York, in 1835. He returned to Connecticut in 1841 and settled in Bristol, where he worked in a clock factory until 1845. He moved to New Haven in 1845. Woodruff was elected a member of the common council in 1848 and served several terms. He served as member of the general assembly in 1852.