Harry C. Woodyard

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Harry Chapman Woodyard (November 13, 1867 - June 21, 1929) was a Republican politician from West Virginia who served as a United States Representative. Congressman Woodyard was born in Spencer, West Virginia, in Roane County. He served as a member of the 58th through 61st United States Congresses, as a member of the 64th through 67th United States Congresses, and then to 69th United States Congress.

As a child, he attended the common schools. As a business man, he engaged in the wholesale grocery and lumber businesses. He was elected to West Virginia Senate in 1898. In 1902, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1911). His 1910 candidacy for re-election was unsuccessful.

After the death of Hunter H. Moss, Jr., he was elected to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy. He won re-election to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses and served from November 7, 1916 to March 3, 1923. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He once again was elected in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1925 - March 3, 1927).

He was not a candidate for re-election to the Seventieth Congress and resumed his former business pursuits. He died in Spencer and was buried in Spencer Mausoleum.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James A. Hughes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 4th congressional district

1903-1911
Succeeded by
John M. Hamilton
Preceded by
Hunter Holmes Moss, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 4th congressional district

1916-1923
Succeeded by
George William Johnson
Preceded by
George William Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 4th congressional district

1925-1927
Succeeded by
James A. Hughes