Reuben T. Wood

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Reuben T. Wood, Missouri Congressman.

Reuben Terrell Wood (August 7, 1884 – July 16, 1955) was a Democratic Representative representing Missouri's 6th congressional district from March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1941.

Wood was born on a farm near Springfield, Missouri, apprenticed as a cigar maker and was president of the Missouri State Federation of Labor 1912-1932. He was chairman of the Committee on War Claims and lost re-election in 1940. He resumed his position as president of the Federation until his retirement in 1953. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Reuben T. Wood (id: W000702)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Reuben T. Wood at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clement C. Dickinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 6th congressional district

1933–1941
Succeeded by
Philip A. Bennett