Ernest E. Wood

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Ernest Edward Wood (August 24, 1875 – January 10, 1952) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Chico, California, Wood attended the public schools and was graduated from the Stockton (California) High School in 1892. He was appointed as a cadet to the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1893 and remained two years. After studying law, Wood was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in St. Louis, Missouri.

Wood presented his credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1905 to June 23, 1906, when he was succeeded by Harry M. Coudrey, who contested his election.

Wood moved to Los Angeles, California in 1907 and resumed the practice of law. He died in Los Angeles on January 10, 1952 and was interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Hollywood, California.


  • United States Congress. "Ernest E. Wood (id: W000693)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Joseph Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
Harry M. Coudrey