Samuel D. Woods

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Samuel D. Woods, California Congressman.

Samuel Davis Woods (September 19, 1845 – December 24, 1915) was a U.S. Representative from California.

Born in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee, Woods moved with his parents to Stockton, California, in February 1850. He attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the California bar in April 1875 and engaged in practice in Stockton and in the city and county of San Francisco.

Woods was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Marion De Vries. He was reelected to the Fifty-seventh Congress and served from December 3, 1900, to March 3, 1903. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in San Francisco, California, and died there December 24, 1915. He was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, California.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Marion De Vries
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Theodore A. Bell

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website