Ernest E. Wood

Ernest Edward Wood ( born August 24, 1875 in Chico, California, † January 10, 1952 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American politician. In the years 1905 and 1906 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Ernest Wood attended the public schools of his home, including the Stockton High School, where he graduated in 1892. He then studied for two years at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After studying law and his 1898 was admitted as a lawyer in St. Louis, he began to work in this profession.

Politically, Wood was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1904 he was in the twelfth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Joseph Butler on March 4, 1905. The losing candidate Harry Marcy Coudrey appealed against the outcome of the election is a contradiction. As this application was successful, Wood was forced to cede to Coudrey his mandate on 23 June 1906. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Wood moved to Los Angeles, where he practiced law. There he is on 10 January 1952 passed away.