John Woodruff, American congressman. He was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.
Woodruff, John was born on February 12, 1826 in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States.
Received a limited schooling. Bristol School.
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.
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.
Woodruff was elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress.
Member New Haven Common Council, 1848, served several terms. Member Conn; member United States Ho.