Thomas Jefferson Wood
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 10th district
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
|Preceded by||Mark L. De Motte|
|Succeeded by||William D. Owen|
|Member of the Indiana Senate|
|Born||September 30, 1844|
Athens County, Ohio
|Died||October 13, 1908 (aged 64)|
Crown Point, Indiana
|Resting place||Maplewood Cemetery|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
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.
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