James Wood (governor)

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James Wood Jr. (January 28, 1741 – June 16, 1813) was an American military officer and politician. He was born in Winchester, Virginia. He was an officer of the U.S. Continental Army during the American Revolution.[1] Wood was the 11th Governor of Virginia from 1796 to 1799.[2] Wood was replaced as Governor by future President James Monroe. He was a member of the Federalist Party.

Wood died on June 16, 1813 in Richmond, Virginia at the age of 72.[3]

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  1. Sally Wister, ‘‘Sally Wister's Journal: A True Narrative: Being a Quaker Maiden's Account of Her Experiences with Officers of the Continental Army, 1777-1779’’. Applewood Books, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1994. Entry for Oct. 20, 1777.
  2. "Virginia". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2023-11-20.
  3. Gov. James Wood

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