John Woods (Ohio politician)

John Woods ( born October 18, 1794 in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, † 30 July 1855 in Hamilton, Ohio ) was an American politician of the National Republican Party. From 1825 to 1829 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 2nd Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


John Woods was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. With his parents he moved to Ohio where he attended the public schools. He served in the British -American War. After the war he was headmaster of a school in Springboro for two years. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1819. In Hamilton, he settled as a lawyer. From 1820 to 1825 he was prosecuting attorney of Butler County.

In the congressional elections in 1824 Woods was chosen as representative of the 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. There he represented his district until 1829, a re-election in 1828 was not successful. In 1829, he was an editor at the Hamilton Intelligencer after his return from Washington. From 1845 to 1851 he was State Auditor of Ohio.

1855 John Woods died in Hamilton. He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery.