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R.H. Wood Richard Henry Wood
Full Name: Richard Henry Wood
Date of birth: November 30, 1846
Date of death: January 5, 1923

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 87 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1)   Democrat Rockport / Aransas   Aransas, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, Victoria
H 13 Jan 12, 1875 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Hempstead / Austin   Austin, Fort Bend, Wharton

(1) R.H. Wood of Aransas County, whose district included Goliad County, is listed alternatively as Aransas County in the opening day roll call on p. 3, "Wood of Goliad" or "Woods of Goliad" on pp. 4, 5, 17, and 22, then "Wood of Aransas." House Journal.
(2) Waller county not included in redistricting bill. District 13 comprised of Austin, Fort Bend, and Wharton counties, p. 43, Acts 1873, 13th Legislature, ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Waller County, established on May 19, 1873, removed from Austin County not only a fertile agricultural district but also the thriving commercial center of Hempstead, with its cotton mill, iron foundry, and rail facilities. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) 14th Legislature, 2nd C.S. - R.N. [R.H.] Wood, member elect from the 13th Senatorial District, oath of office and added to committees, 1/12/1875, pp. 4, 9. Report of Committee on Privileges and Elections finding that R.H. Wood is entitled to the seat, resolution adopted, 2/2/1875, pp. 250-252. House Journal. February 2, 1875 January 12, 1875
(5) Hempstead, Austin County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) R.H. Wood, in special election 11/3/1874, sworn 1/12/1875, succeeded J.N. Baughman, failed to qualify. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, The Wood House, Aransas County. Aransas Pathways.
  • Biographical sketch, R.H. Wood, born 1845 in San Patricio County, TX, Mayor of Rockport 1882-1883. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Other Resources
  • Richard Henry Wood, birth date 11/30/1846 in San Patricio County, TX, death date 1/5/1923 in San Antonio, father John Howland Wood, spouse Alcanza (Cannie Howard), sons Tobias D. (T.R.) Wood and Will W. Wood. Kaiser-Speidel Family Tree.
    Census of 1880, Aransas County - R.H. Wood, age 33, stock raiser, spouse C.E. Wood, sons W.W. Wood and T. Wood. Ancestry.com.
  • Richard H. Wood of Aransas Pass listed in Representatives of 22nd Legislature, p. 209. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
  • Obituary, "R.H. Wood Dead," 1/6/1923, p. 8. Native of San Patricio, one of the developers of the town of Rockport, died at home of his son Will W. Wood. San Antonio Express.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.H. Wood, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Private Land Claims  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Commerce and Manufactures  

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