William Woods (congressman)

For other people named William Woods, see William Woods (disambiguation).

William Woods (1790 Washington County, New York – August 7, 1837 Bath, Steuben County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He received limited schooling, and removed to Bath in 1813. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Bath. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1823 and 1828.

Woods was elected as an Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican to the 18th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William B. Rochester and served from December 1, 1823, to March 3, 1825. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law. He was Surrogate of Steuben County from 1827 to 1835.

He was buried at the Grove Cemetery in Bath.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William B. Rochester
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

Succeeded by
Timothy H. Porter
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