Amos E. Wood

Amos Eastman Wood ( born January 2, 1810 in Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York, † November 19, 1850 in Fort Wayne, Indiana ) was an American politician. In 1849 and 1850 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Amos Wood attended the public schools of his home. In 1833 he moved to the Sandusky County, Ohio, where he worked in agriculture. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1840 and 1842 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; in 1845 he was a member of the State Senate.

After the death of the deputy Rodolphus Dickinson Wood was at the due election for the sixth seat of Ohio as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 3, 1849. This he was able to exercise until his death on 19 November 1850. Thus, a further election was necessary for the legislature began on March 4, which won John Bell of the Whig party. While Woods time in Congress was fought there violently on the issue of slavery.