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, Virginia.
Died October 10, 1876 in Charlotte County, Virginia.

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 in Halifax County, Virginia

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