WOODWARD, Joseph Addison, (1806 - 1885)


WOODWARD, Joseph Addison, (son of William Woodward), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, S.C., on April 11, 1806; received an academic training and was graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives, 1834-1835, 1840-1841; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1853); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; moved to Alabama and resumed the practice of his profession; died in Talladega, Talladega County, Ala., on August 3, 1885; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.