Advertisement

 Fernando Wood

Advertisement

Fernando Wood

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Feb 1881 (aged 68)
Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Memorial ID 4880 View Source
Suggest Edits

U.S. Congressman. Moving to New York City in 1820, he became successful in business as a shipping merchant by 1831. Entering politics, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress, serving 1841-43. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed by Secretary of State John C. Calhoun, dispatch agent for the State Department at the Port of New York and reappointed to the position by Secretary of State James Buchanan, serving 1844-47. He was elected Mayor of New York City, serving 1855-58, 61-62. In 1863, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving until 1865, reelected to the Fortieth and to the next seven succeeding Congresses, serving until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Family Members

Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Fernando Wood?

Current rating:

33 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 20 Mar 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 4880
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/4880/fernando-wood : accessed ), memorial page for Fernando Wood (14 Jun 1812–14 Feb 1881), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4880, citing Trinity Church Cemetery and Mausoleum, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .