Harry Woods (Illinois politician) Article

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Harry Woods (1863 – October 12, 1914) was an American politician and businessman.

Harry Woods [1]

Born in Canada, Woods emigrated to the United States in 1877 and settled in Chicago, Illinois. Woods was a messenger and then, in 1890, worked in the grain trade business. From 1913 until his death in 1914, Woods served as Illinois Secretary of State and was a Democrat. Woods committed suicide in his garage, at his home, with a shotgun. [2] [3]


  1. ^ Donovan, Henry. "Chicago Eagle". Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  2. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1913-1914,' Biographical Sketch of Harry Woods
  3. ^ 'Harry Woods A Suicide, Coroner's Jury Verdict,' Milwaukee Sentinel, October 14, 1914
Political offices
Preceded by
Cornelius J. Doyle
Secretary of State of Illinois
Succeeded by
Lewis Stevenson