Ernest E. Wood
Born in Chico, California, Wood attended the public schools and was graduated from the Stockton (California) High School in 1892. He was appointed as a cadet to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1893 and remained two years. After studying law, Wood was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in St. Louis, Missouri.
Wood presented his credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1905 to June 23, 1906, when he was succeeded by Harry M. Coudrey, who contested his election.