Carroll D. Wood

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Carroll D. Wood is a former associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.


Wood was born 1858 in Ashley County, Arkansas where he also grew up. The son of a Baptist minister, he became a lawyer after graduating the University of Arkansas in 1879. Following his graduation Wood began practicing law and served twice as the Drew County, Arkansas prosecuting attorney from 1881–1886.[1] He then served twice as a circuit court judge for circuit 10 of Arkansas from 1886–1893.[1] In 1893 Wood was elected to position 4 of the Arkansas Supreme Court, an office he held until his death in 1929.[2]

During the gubernatorial election of 1904 Justice Carroll D. Wood ran against incumbent Jeff Davis, M.J. Manning, and A.F. Vandeventer.[citation needed] Davis won this election and retained his office as governor, while Wood continued on as Supreme Court judge.


Carroll D. Wood is the father of Major General John Shirley Wood.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Arsenault, Raymond (1988). The Wild Ass of the Ozarks. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press. p. 185. ISBN 0-87049-569-0. 
  2. ^ "List of Arkansas Supreme Justices". Arkansas State Government. Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 12/3/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)