Biography of Homer R. Wood
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HOMER R. WOOD, one of Yavapai's representatives in the First State Senate, and one of the strongest men in that body, was born June 2, 1869, in Jackson County, Michigan. His father was a pioneer of that State, having gone there with his parents in 1829, when hut ten years of age. Senator Wood was born and raised on a farm, attended the public schools of the vicinity until he was fifteen years old, then entered Michigan Agricultural College, which he attended two years. He taught school one year, and in 1888 entered the University of Michigan, and was graduated from the chemistry course in 1890. During his college career he had some military training. In January, 1891, he came to Arizona and located in Prescott, his present home. He soon became interested in political affairs in the County and State, and in 1895 was appointed Deputy Treasurer of Yavapai County. In 1904 he was appointed Treasurer to fill the unexpired term of a defaulting official. Senator Wood was erected to represent his county in the Constitutional Convention, and in 1911 was elected to his present office. He is one of the most substantial men of the Senate, and during the first session was a tower of strength on the floor and in committee. In the special session of the Legislature he has been selected to serve on the following committees: Appropriations, Code, Constitutional Amendments and Referendum, Finance, State Accounting and Methods of Business, and Judiciary, and is chairman of the latter. Senator Wood married Miss Julia Gale, of his native State, in 1896.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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