WOODYARD, Harry Chapman, (1867 - 1929)


Campaign postcard, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

WOODYARD, Harry Chapman, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Spencer, Roane County, W.Va., November 13, 1867; attended the common schools; engaged in the wholesale grocery and lumber business; member of the State senate in 1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; elected to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hunter H. Moss, Jr.; reelected to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from November 7, 1916, to March 3, 1923; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; elected to the Sixty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1927); was not a candidate for reelection to the Seventieth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Spencer, W.Va., on June 21, 1929; interment in Spencer Mausoleum.