Laurin D. Woodworth

Laurin Dewey Woodworth ( born September 10, 1837 in Windham, Portage County, Ohio, † March 13, 1897 in Youngstown, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1877 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Laurin Woodworth attended the public schools of his home, the Windham Academy and Hiram College, all in Ohio. He then studied at Ohio State University in Columbus. After a subsequent study law at Union Law College in Cleveland and his 1859 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Ravenna in this profession. At that time he was also a member of the school board in Portage County ( Board of School Examiners ). Between July and December 1862, he served during the Civil War as a Major in the army of the Union. In 1864 he moved his residence and his law firm to Youngstown. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between January 6, 1868 to December 31, 1871, he sat in the Senate of Ohio, which he was president.

In the congressional elections of 1872 Woodworth was in the 17th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jacob A. Ambler on March 4, 1873. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1877 two legislative sessions. In 1876, he was not nominated by his party for re-election. Instead, put the Republicans on the later U.S. President William McKinley, who was then also Woodworth's successor in Congress on March 4, 1877.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Laurin Woodsworth practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 13 March 1897 in Youngstown and was buried in his native Windham.