Reuben T. Wood

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Reuben T. Wood, Missouri Congressman.

Reuben Terrell Wood (August 7, 1884 – July 16, 1955) was a Democratic Representative representing Missouri's 6th congressional district from March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1941.

Wood was born on a farm near Springfield, Missouri, apprenticed as a cigar maker and was president of the Missouri State Federation of Labor 1912-1932. He was chairman of the Committee on War Claims and lost re-election in 1940. He resumed his position as president of the Federation until his retirement in 1953. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Clement C. Dickinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Philip A. Bennett