|Laurin Dewey Woodworth|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 17th district
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877
|Preceded by||Jacob A. Ambler|
|Succeeded by||William McKinley|
|Member of the Ohio Senate|
from the 23rd district
January 6, 1868 – December 31, 1871
|Preceded by||G. F. Brown|
|Succeeded by||Lucien C. Jones|
|Born||September 10, 1837|
|Died||March 13, 1897 (aged 59)|
|Resting place||Windham Cemetery, Windham, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Hiram College|
Ohio State University
Woodworth was born in Windham, Ohio, Woodworth attended the common schools, Windham (Ohio) Academy, Hiram (Ohio) College, and the Ohio State University at Columbus, Ohio. He studied law at Union Law College, Cleveland, Ohio. He was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Ravenna, Ohio.
He served as member of the Portage County Board of School Examiners. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army as major of the One Hundred and Fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry from July 1862 to December 1862. He moved to Youngstown, Ohio, in 1864 and resumed the practice of law.
Woodworth was elected to the State senate in 1867. He was reelected in 1869 and served as president pro tempore. Woodworth was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress, losing to future U.S. President William McKinley.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Jacob A. Ambler
| Member from Ohio's 17th congressional district