John Woods (Pennsylvania)
He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Washington County, Pennsylvania in December 1783, in Westmoreland County and Fayette County in 1784, in Allegheny County on December 16, 1788, and in Bedford County in 1791.
He practiced extensively in those counties, and assisted in laying out the city of Pittsburgh in 1784. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Senate in 1797, and was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1815 to December 16, 1816.
John's brother Henry Woods was also a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania.
- United States Congress. "John Woods (id: W000725)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|Member, Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, representing Fayette County
6 November 1784 – 2 November 1786
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district