Benjamin Wood

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(13 October, 1820 -- 21 February, 1900) Wood was an American businessman, publisher, and politician. Born in Shelby County, Ky., Wood moved to New York City in childhood. Wood originally worked in the shipping business, however, he went on to purchase the Daily News in 1860 and served as its editor and publisher until his death. Wood was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and later the Forty-seventh Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of New York Delegation—The Road to Civil War, New York Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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