Henry Woods (Pennsylvania)

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Henry Woods
Henry Woods, 1764 - 1826.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1803
Preceded byDavid Bard
Succeeded byWilliam Hoge
Personal details
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Citizenship United States
Political partyFederalist
ProfessionAttorney land speculator

Henry Woods (1764–1826) was an American politician, a United States Representative from Pennsylvania, and a land speculator.

Early life[edit]

Born in Bedford, Pennsylvania, Woods had limited schooling, and attended the subscription schools of Bedford County. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1792, and began his practice in Bedford.[1]


Elected as a Federalist to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses, Woods served as a United States Representative for the tenth district of Pennsylvania from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1803.[2] He then returned to his business interests of land speculation and law as a lawyer.


Woods died in 1826 (age about 62 years). The location of his interment is unknown. His brother, John Woods, was also a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania.[3]


  1. ^ "Henry Woods". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Henry Woods". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Henry Woods". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 3 July 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
David Bard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Hoge