William Carlton Woods

William Carlton "Billy" Woods (February 24, 1891[1] 1965[2]) was a farmer and political figure in Saskatchewan. He represented Kinistino from 1948 to 1952 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a Liberal.

He was born in Tamworth, Ontario,[1] the son of Stuart B. Woods[3] and Mary F. Cleworth, and was educated in Napanee, Oakville and Elm Creek, Manitoba. During World War I, he served in the Canadian Signal Corps and as a pilot in the Royal Air Force.[1] Woods returned from the war suffering from diabetes and, a few years later, was being treated with insulin after taking part in some experiments with the use of the drug in Toronto in 1922. He served on the council for the rural municipality of Flett's Springs and was reeve for 15 years.[3] Woods served as president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, as a director of the Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis Board and as a member of the senate for the University of Saskatchewan. In 1923, he married Margaret H. Livingston.[1] He lived in the Pathlow and then Kinistino districts.[3] Woods was defeated by Henry Begrand when he ran for reelection to the provincial assembly in 1952.[4]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Normandin, G Pierre (1949). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. "Members of the Legislative Assembly, Saskatchewan" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  3. 1 2 3 Pathlow History Book Association (1983). Pathways to Pathlow : Pathlow Heights #1 and #2, Percieville, Sacriston, Harriville, Willowdle, Flett's Springs and Shannon View. pp. 314–5. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  4. "Saskatchewan Election Results By Electoral Division" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-27.

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