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Roy O. Woodruff

Born: Mar 14, 1876

Death: Feb 12, 1953

Nationality: United States

Roy O. Woodruff

Date of Birth : Mar 14, 1876
Date of Death : Feb 12, 1953

Roy Orchard Woodruff was a politician, soldier, printer and dentist from the U.S. state of Michigan. Woodruff was born of English and Scottish ancestry to Charles Woodruff and Electa A. Woodruff in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. He attended the common schools and the high school of Eaton Rapids, and apprenticed to the printing business from 1891 to 1899. He enlisted as a corporal in Company G, Thirty-third Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War. He saw active service and was mustered out. Woodruff graduated from the dental department of the Detroit College of Medicine in 1902 and practiced dentistry in Bay City from 1902 to 1911. On 26 April 1905 he married Vera May Hall, the daughter of Michigan Republican State Central Committee member De Vere Hall. He was mayor of Bay City from 1911 to 1913. In 1912, Woodruff defeated incumbent Republican U.S. Representative George A. Loud to be elected as the candidate of the Progressive Party from Michigan's 10th congressional district to the 63rd Congress, serving from March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1915. Woodruff and William J. MacDonald were the only two Michiganders elected to the U.S. House from the Progressive Party.

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