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James Wood

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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