WOOD, Abiel, (1772 - 1834)


WOOD, Abiel, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Wiscasset, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), July 22, 1772; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives 1807-1811, and again in 1816; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1814 to the Fourteenth Congress; delegate to the constitutional convention of Maine in 1819; State councilor of Maine in 1820 and 1821; resumed mercantile pursuits and also engaged in shipping; bank commissioner for Maine until his death in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, October 26, 1834; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine.