WOOD, John, (1816 - 1898)


WOOD, John, (uncle of Alan Wood, Jr.), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 6, 1816; attended the Friends Society schools of Philadelphia; employed by his father in the manufacture of tools and agricultural machinery 1832-1840; engaged in the manufacture of iron and steel near Wilmington, Del., 1841-1844; moved to Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pa., in 1844 and engaged in the milling of iron and steel; first burgess of Conshohocken, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; died in Conshohocken, Pa., May 28, 1898; interment in Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa.