Robert Coldwell Wood

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Robert Wood
Robert C. Wood, the second Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.jpg
2nd United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
January 7, 1969 – January 20, 1969
PresidentLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byRobert C. Weaver
Succeeded byGeorge W. Romney
Personal details
Born(1923-09-16)September 16, 1923
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
DiedApril 1, 2005(2005-04-01) (aged 81)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Margaret Byers (m. 1952)
Children3, including Frank and Maggie
EducationPrinceton University (BA)
Harvard University (MA, MPA, PhD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsBronze Star

Robert Coldwell Wood (September 16, 1923 – April 1, 2005) was an American political scientist, academic and politician. He was a professor of political science at MIT. From 1965 to 1969, Wood was the Under Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Lyndon B. Johnson. For two weeks in January 1969, he was the 2nd United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Wood died from stomach cancer at his home in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 1, 2005 at the age of 81.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Martin, Douglas (5 April 2005). "Robert Wood, Education Expert, Dies at 81". New York Times. Retrieved 21 June 2016.