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Silas Wood
American politician

Silas Wood

Silas Wood
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Intro American politician
Was Politician Lawyer
From United States of America
Field Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 14 September 1769, Huntington, USA
Death 2 March 1847, Huntington, USA (aged 77 years)
Star sign Virgo
Politics Democratic-Republican Party
Silas Wood
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George Bradford Brainerd (American, 1845–1887). Silas Wood's House, Huntington, Long Island, ca. 1872–1887. Collodion silver glass wet plate negative. Brooklyn Museum

Silas Wood (September 14, 1769 – March 2, 1847) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in West Hills, near Huntington, New York, Wood pursued classical studies. He graduated from Princeton College in 1789 and during the five succeeding years was a teacher at that institution. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Huntington, New York. He was appointed district attorney of Suffolk County in 1818 and 1821.

Wood was elected to the Sixteenth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1829). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress. He died in Huntington, New York, March 2, 1847. He was interred in the Old Public Cemetery on Main Street. ilas Wood Sixth Grade Center of South Huntington School District is named after Wood.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Tredwell Scudder,
George Townsend
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

with James Guyon, Jr. 1820–21 and Cadwallader D. Colden 1821–23
Succeeded by
James Lent
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