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Benson Wood

congressman

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