Freemont Wood

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Born June 11, 1856, Winthrop, Maine
Died December 22, 1940, Boise, Idaho

Fremont Wood studied law in Maine before coming to Idaho in 1881. He served as Boise City Attorney, assistant to the U.S. Attorney for Idaho Territory, and in 1889, was appointed U.S. Attorney.

Wood prosecuted the miners involved in the 1892 Coeur d'Alene labor troubles. He was elected judge for the Third Judicial District, comprising Ada and Boise counties in 1906, and presided over the trails of William Haywood and George Pettibone, who were accused of participating in the assassination of former Governor Frank Steunenberg.

After resigning from the bench in 1911, Wood went into private practice with Edgar Wilson and Dean Driscoll. He also owned a fruit orchard and was president of the Idaho State Horticulture Society.

Wood married Lafayette Cartee's daughter, Carrie, in January 1885.

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