Member Biography

E. A. Wood 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1875       45 Democrat
1876       45 Democrat

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


03/16/1836 - 06/04/1894

Doctor E. A. Wood (D45) Allegheny (Part) County 1875-1876

Early Life:

Doctor E. A. Wood, born March 16, 1836, Brownsville, Fayette County Pennsylvania; State Normal School at California, Pennsylvania; studied medicine, Case Western Reserve College, Cleveland, Ohio; private practice, Green Oaks, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 1857; later moved to Library, an unincorporated community, South Park Township, Pennsylvania then settled in Pittsburgh; President, State Medical Society; member, American Medical Society; one of the first medical Professor of Dietetics and Hygiene, Western Pennsylvania Medical College (University of Pittsburgh; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1875-1876; member, Pittsburgh Board of Guardians; unsuccessful campaign, mayor of Pittsburgh, 1884; delegate, Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1880; appointment, presidential, Examiner of Pensions, 1885-1889; first president, Southside Medical Society; author, publisher, libretto, Lion of Peru, drama, Carl the Prize Winner; died, June, 4, 1894, Philadelphia Hospital; burial location unknown.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 45th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1875-1876; sponsored legislation, allowing medical students to use cadavers for surgical and diagnostic training; committee assignments, Canals and Inland Navigation. Education Municipal Affairs. 

Member, Pittsburgh Board of Guardians.

Unsuccessful campaign, mayor of Pittsburgh, 1884. 

Delegate, Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1880. 

Presidential Appointment, President Grover Cleveland, Examiner of Pensions, 1885-1889


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members W"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1876). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 606, 610-612.

The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Monday, June 4, 1894, Page 6.