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WOOD, William Robert (1861-1933)

WOOD, WILLIAM ROBERT, a Representative from Indiana; born in Oxford, Benton County, Ind., on January 5, 1861; attended the public schools of Oxford and was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1882; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in LaFayette, Tippecanoe County; prosecuting attorney of Tippecanoe County 1890-1894; member of the State senate 1896-1914, and served as president pro tempore 1899-1907; Republican floor leader of the State senate for four sessions; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924; chairman of the Republican National congressional committee 1920-1933; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Seventy-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; died while on a visit in New York City March 7, 1933; interment in Spring Vale Cemetery, LaFayette, Ind.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
West Branch, IA
Papers: In the James P. Goodrich Papers, ca. 1897-1959, 12 linear foot.
Subjects include William Robert Wood.

Papers: In the James H. MacLafferty Papers, 1922-1942, l linear foot.
Subjects include William Robert Wood.


Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: In the James Flynn Stutesman Papers, 1868-1916, 1 box.
Other authors include William Robert Wood.

  • Barcus, James S. Speeches by James S. Barcus, William R. Wood, Thos. J. Lindley and E. E. Hendee, Indiana Senate, Feb. 3, 1903, relating to a bill for an act to provide a statue of George Rogers Clark for the National Statuary Hall in the Capitol at Washington, D.C., appropriating money therefor, authorizing the governor to appoint a commission and to carry out the provisions thereof, and declaring an emergency. Minority report favoring substitution of name of Thomas A. Hendricks. [Indianapolis: W. B. Burford, print, 1903?]
  • Wood, William Robert. United States Steel: A corporation with a soul; speech of Hon. Will R. Wood of Indiana in the House of Representatives, Friday, June 23, 1922. Washington: N.p., 1922.