WOODARD, Frederick Augustus, (1854 - 1915)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

WOODARD, Frederick Augustus, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Wilson, Wilson County, N.C., February 12, 1854; attended private schools in Wilson County; studied law at the law school of Chief Justice Richmond Mumford Pearson; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Wilson, N.C.; vice president of the First National Bank of Wilson; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Fifty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Wilson, N.C., and died there May 8, 1915; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.