: Reuben Wood (1792[3?]-1864) served as governor of Ohio from 1850 to 1853. In 1850, he ran for governor on the Democratic ticket, ultimately defeating Whig Party candidate William Johnston and Free Soil candidate Edward Smith. By the time that Wood took office, the Ohio Constitutional Convention of 1850 was in session. When the Constitution of 1851 went into effect, it stated that governors would be elected on odd years. Wood's first term of office was limited to only one year, but he then was reelected to a second term in 1851. In 1853, Wood resigned from the governorship when he became American Consul to Chile. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV105_1_14 Subjects
: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)