George E. Hood

George Ezekial Hood (* January 25, 1875 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, † March 8, 1960 ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1919 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Hood attended the public schools of his home and was then employed as a telegrapher. After a subsequent law degree in 1896 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Goldsboro in this profession. Between 1898 and 1900 he was treasurer in Wayne County. Politically, Hood became a member of the Democratic Party. From 1899 to 1901 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina; 1901-1907 he was mayor of Goldsboro. Hood belong in the years 1896-1900 also members of the district executive committee of his party in Wayne County. From 1899 to 1909 he was a member of the National Guard of North Carolina, in which he rose to colonel.

In 1912, Hood applied within his party still unsuccessfully for the nomination for Congress. In the congressional elections of 1914, but he was then in the third constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John M. Faison on March 4, 1915. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1919 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events of the First World War.

In 1918, Hood opted not to run again. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again in Goldsboro. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on March 8, 1960 in Goldsboro.