Woodworth political family

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The Woodworth political family is a collection of American and Canadian politicians who descend directly from colonial settler Walter Woodworth. They rose to prominence in the 19th century, serving in several states, in the United States House of Representatives, the Canadian House of Commons, and produced America's first Surgeon General. In the modern era, two United States Presidents claim lineage to Walter.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

U.S. Presidential Cabinet Level Office Holders[edit]

U.S. Congressmen - Members of the U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Canadian House of Commons[edit]

U.S. State Senators[edit]

  • Frederick A. Woodworth - California: 1857
  • Arthur W. Woodworth(R) - Vermont: 1880 (also served in the legislature)
  • Robert Woodworth - New York: 1792-1796 (also served as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and in the legislature)
  • Fred L. Woodworth - Michigan: 1913-1916 (also served in the legislature)
  • Burrel Woodworth - Connecticut: 1833
  • Wilbur Fisk Woodworth(R) - Kansas: 1863-1864 (also served in Michigan as a Circuit Court Judge)
  • Dempster Woodworth - Wisconsin: 1895-1899

U.S. State Legislators[edit]

  • Thomas B. Woodworth(R) - Michigan: 1877-1888
  • Albert Woodworth(R) - New Hampshire: 1893-1895 (also served as Mayor of Concord)
  • George W. Woodworth(D) - Vermont: 1880-1888
  • Erastus Woodworth - New York: 1824-1832
  • Samuel Woodworth - New York: 1811-1812
  • Amos Woodworth - New York: 1835
  • James S. Woodworth - Massachusetts
  • Alanson Woodworth - New York: 1846
  • Samuel Woodworth - New York: 1825
  • Augustus Woodworth - New York: 1858

Canadian Provincial Legislators[edit]

U.S. State Supreme Court Justices[edit]

  • John Woodworth - New York: 1819-1828 (also served in State Legislature and Senate, and as State Attorney General)

U.S. Military Officers[edit]

Signatories[edit]

Notable consanguinity descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kansas Legislators Past & Present", Retrieved 7 oct 2009.
  2. ^ "Woodworth", Political Graveyard, Retrieved 7 oct 2009.
  3. ^ "Descendants of Walter Woodworth", Retrieved 7 oct 2009.
  4. ^ "Ancestry of George H.W. Bush", Retrieved 7 oct 2009.
  5. ^ "Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire", Retrieved 7 oct 2009.
  6. ^ "History of Michigan, Volume 23", p. 838, Retrieved 9 oct 2009.
  7. ^ Behan, Jeannette W., Walter Woodworth Family History and Genealogy, 7th Generation, Volume 2
  8. ^ Historical marker on County Highway 145 in Mayfield, Fulton County, NY
  9. ^ National Park Service list of the signers of the Declaration of Sentiments [1]