Wood Bouldin, April 2, 1872-October 10, 1876

Wood Bouldin
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in., painted by L.H. Gebhard, undated
Location: Hearing Room A

Born January 20, 1811, in Charlotte County
Died October 10, 1876, in Charlotte County

Elected by the General Assembly on March 18, 1872, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of William Thomas Joynes and began his service on April 2, 1872. Service terminated by death.

Read law with William Leigh, Halifax County

Professional career:
Private practice, Charlotte County, 1833-1839; Richmond, 1839-1853; Charlotte County, 1853-1861 and 1865-1869; and Richmond, 1869-1872
Delegate, Virginia Convention of 1861 (to consider secession from the U.S.)
State delegate, 1861-1865

Further reading/Research collections

Elected, 63 Va., iii; died, 68 Va., iii; birth, education, and career, John O. Peters, “Wood Bouldin (1811-1876),” Dictionary of Virginia Biography (1998); private practice in Richmond with Robert Stanard (Stanard & Bouldin), “Reminiscences of Some of the Dead of the Bench and Bar of Richmond, An Address Delivered to the Richmond Bar Association by Judge George L. Christian of the Richmond Bar, December 9, 1908,” The Virginia Law Register, Vol. 14, No. 11 (Mar., 1909), 820; portrait, Library of Virginia catalog.