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
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.
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.