Frederick Augustus Woodard
|Frederick Augustus Woodard|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 2nd district
1893 to 1897
|Preceded by||Henry P. Cheatham|
|Succeeded by||George H. White|
12 February 1854|
near Wilson, North Carolina
|Died||8 May 1915
Wilson, North Carolina
Born near Wilson, North Carolina, Woodard attended private schools in Wilson County and studied law under Richmond Mumford Pearson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and practiced law in his hometown of Wilson.
He rose in business to become vice-president of the First National Bank of Wilson, and was elected as a Democrat to the 54th United States Congress in 1892. Unsuccessful in his 1896 bid for re-election, Woodard returned to the practice of law and died in Wilson in 1915. He is buried there in Maplewood Cemetery.