James P. Woods

James Pleasant Woods ( born February 4, 1868 in Roanoke, Virginia; † July 7, 1948 ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1923 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Woods attended the public schools of his home. In 1892 he graduated from Roanoke College. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1893 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Roanoke in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1898 and 1900 he was mayor of his hometown.

Following the resignation of Mr Carter Glass Woods was at the due election for the sixth seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 22 February 1919. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1923 Congress. In 1919 the 19th Amendment was ratified. 1922 James Woods was not nominated by his party for re-election. Two years earlier he had attended as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives James Woods practiced as a lawyer again. He was also a board member of several educational institutions. He died on July 7, 1948 in Roanoke.