Thomas Jefferson Wood

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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 byMark L. De Motte
Succeeded byWilliam D. Owen
Member of the Indiana Senate
In office
Personal details
BornSeptember 30, 1844
Athens County, Ohio
DiedOctober 13, 1908(1908-10-13) (aged 64)
Crown Point, Indiana
Resting placeMaplewood Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Michigan

Thomas Jefferson Wood (September 30, 1844 in Athens County, Ohio – October 13, 1908) was an American politician who 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; 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]

Wood was a slave owner.[2]


  1. ^ Wood, Jefferson Thomas Biographical information. Retrieved on 2007-12-18
  2. ^ Weil, Julie Zauzmer; Blanco, Adrian; Dominguez, Leo. "More than 1,800 congressmen once enslaved Black people. This is who they were, and how they shaped the nation". Washington Post. Retrieved 2023-02-20.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1883 – 1885
Succeeded by

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