Thomas Jefferson Wood

For other people named Thomas Wood, see Thomas Wood (disambiguation).
Thomas Jefferson Wood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1883  March 3, 1885
Preceded by Mark L. De Motte
Succeeded by William D. Owen
Member of the Indiana Senate
In office
Personal details
Born September 30, 1844
Athens County, Ohio
Died October 13, 1908(1908-10-13) (aged 64)
Crown Point, Indiana
Resting place Maplewood Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Michigan

Thomas Jefferson Wood (September 30, 1844 in Athens County, Ohio - October 13, 1908) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana.

In 1853, Wood moved from his place of birth to Vigo County, Indiana, with his parents; where he received his education and studied law at Terre Haute, Indiana. He graduated in law from the University of Michigan in 1867 and began practicing law. Wood moved to Crown Point, Lake County in November 1867 and practiced law there. He served as Lake County's prosecuting attorney from 1872 to 1876.

Wood was a member of the Indiana Senate from 1878 to 1882 and was elected as a Democrat to the 48th United States Congress. He served from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1885 and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection.[1]


  1. Wood, Jefferson Thomas Biographical information. Retrieved on 2007-12-18
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Mark L. De Motte
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1883 1885
Succeeded by
William D. Owen

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