Joseph A. Woodward

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Joseph Addison Woodward
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by John Campbell
Succeeded by Laurence M. Keitt
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Fairfield District
In office
November 23, 1840 – December 17, 1841
In office
November 24, 1834 – December 19, 1835
Personal details
Born (1806-04-11)April 11, 1806
Winnsboro, South Carolina
Died August 3, 1885(1885-08-03) (aged 79)
Talladega, Alabama
Resting place Talladega, Alabama
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of South Carolina
Profession lawyer

Joseph Addison Woodward (April 11, 1806 – August 3, 1885) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, son of William Woodward.

Born in Winnsboro, South Carolina, Woodward received an academic training and was graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. He served as member of the State house of representatives from 1834 to 1835 from 1840 to 1841.

Woodward was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1853). He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress.

After leaving Congress, he moved to Alabama and resumed the practice of law. He died in Talladega, Alabama, on August 3, 1885. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph A. Woodward (id: W000732)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Laurence M. Keitt