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E A Wood


Session Position District Party
1875 45 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny


1836 - 1894

Physician, author E.A. Wood was born near Brownsville, Fayette County on March 16, 1836.  He graduated from state normal school at California (Pennsylvania); studied medicine at (Case) Western Reserve College, Cleveland; opening private practice at Green Oaks, near McKeesport, in 1857.  He later moved to Library then settled in Pittsburgh.  Dr. Wood served as President of the State Medical Society and was a member of the American Medical Society.  A prolific medical journal contributor, Dr. Wood received the station of Professor of Dietetics and Hygiene at the Western Pennsylvania (Pitt) Medical College, marking the physician as one of the school’s first medical professors.  Elected as Pittsburgh’s 45th District state senator, Wood’s brief term (two years) was nonetheless productive, the senator moving his bill to enactment, allowing medical students to use cadavers for surgical and diagnostic training.  The Senator served as a member of the Pittsburgh Board of Guardians; was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor, 1884; a Tilden-Hancock supporter in the 1876 and 1880 nominating conventions; and received a President Cleveland (first term) appointment as Examiner of Pensions.  He was first president of the Southside Medical Society and publisher of the libretto for the Lion of Peru, and the drama, Carl the Prize Winner.  He passed away on June, 4, 1894.
 Pittsburgh Dispatch, June 5, 1894