Reuben Wood

NAME: Reuben Wood

BORN: 1792 or 1793

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

(born, Middletown, Vermont)
moved...Cleveland, Ohio (Cuyahoga County)

EDUCATION: mostly informal

GOVERNORSHIP: 21st governor, 1850 - 1853 (elected to two terms)

DIED: October 1, 1864, Rockport, Ohio (Cuyahoga County)

FAST FACTS:

Wood was a lawyer by training.

When the War of 1812 began, Wood was living in Canada with relatives. The British attempted to draft him into service, but he escaped across Lake Ontario. He joined the American military for a short time.

Wood resigned from office during his second term, July 13, 1853, to take on the role of American consul at Valparaiso, Chile.

FIRST LADY of OHIO

NAME: Mary Rice Wood

BORN: ?

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: (born, Clarendon, Vermont)

MARRIED: 1816

DIED: October 19, 1886, age 88, Alameda California