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Will C. Wood


Picture of Will C. Wood
CA Blue Book 2000
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1918 Nonpartisan Superintendent of Public Instruction 295949 Win
11-07-1922 Nonpartisan Superintendent of Public Instruction 666778 Win
11-02-1926 Nonpartisan Superintendent of Public Instruction 798434 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Christopher Wood
Born: December 10, 1880 in Elmira, CA
Married: Agnes Kerr (in 1905)
Died: May 15, 1939 in Piedmont, CA

1901-1906: President, Solano County Board of Education
1906-1909: Principal, Wilson School (in Alameda)
1909-1914: Superintendent of Schools in Alameda County
1914-1919: State Commissioner of Secondary Schools in California
1927: Resigned as Superintendent of Public Instruction on January 20.
1927-1931: State Superintendent of Banks

  • PLACENAME: There is a Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville (Home of the Wildcats) and a Will C. Wood Middle School (Home of the Spartans) in Sacramento.
  • No apparent related to Assemblyman William C. Wood, who represented Nevada and Yolo counties at various points in California's early years.

Source: California Blue Book (1924)