John Woods Edit Profile
Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Woods moved with his parents to Ohio, where he attended the common schools. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced the practice of his profession in Hamilton, Ohio.
As a young man, he served in the War of 1812. After the war he operated a school near Springborough for two years. From 1820 to 1825, he served as prosecuting attorney of Butler County.
Woods was elected to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825 – March 3, 1829). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress. In 1829 he became editor and publisher of the Hamilton Intelligencer.
He served as state auditor of Ohio from 1845 to 1852 as a Whig. Woods was also president of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Indianapolis Railroad. He died in Hamilton, Ohio on July 30, 1855.
He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.
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