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Transcribed biography of Clarence D. Wood
CLARENCE D. WOOD, a popular attorney of Chesterton was born in Wauseon, Ohio, on May 14, 1889, the son of Harry F. and Zelia (Dunham) Wood, the former of whom was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, and the latter a native of Ohio. Harry F. Wood was a carpenter contractor by occupation and to his marriage were born two sons, William A. and Clarence D. The latter attended the public schools of Chesterton, he having removed to that town with his parents in 1893, and on graduating from the schools here he studied telegraphy. He served as a railroad telegrapher, and in this manner defrayed his expenses through Valparaiso University. He received his degree of LL. B. in 1914 from that institution. During the early period of the war he served as timekeeper of the Union Drawn Steel Company of Gary, and on May 21, 1918, he was inducted into military service - later being promoted to corporal and attached to Headquarters Company, Seventy-third Infantry. He subsequently served at Columbia Barracks, Ohio; Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Camp Devins, Massachusetts; and finally at Camp Taylor, Kentucky, where he was mustered out February 3, 1919. He again entered the service of the Union Drawn Steel Company, remaining there for one year, after which he opened an office for the practice of his profession with G. R. Williams and in 1922 he established an individual practice. He was selected as deputy prosecuting attorney under Prosecutor Joseph Bartholomew, serving from 1921 to 1922. In 1926 he was elected to the office of prosecutor of Porter County. He at all times has acquitted himself in public duties in a highly creditable manner, and from the early years of his practice to the present he has enjoyed an unusual degree of confidence from the public. Duties other than personal or professional have claimed his attention, among them being the civic demands made on him. He has measured up to these duties with the same prompt attention as he has given to the more remunerative matters of personal interest. Mr. Wood is a member of the Masonic Order, Orak Shrine and is a member of the American Legion.
Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 508-509
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