Arkansas State Representative
Born in Lake City, Arkansas on 19 March 1931, General Wood graduated from Arkansas State in 1953 with a BS in Business Administration and a commission in the Field Artillery. In his 32 years of active commissioned service he served in the Korean Conflict and he served in the Arkansas National Guard as Commander of the 875th Engineer Battalion, State Inspector General, Post Commander of Camp Robinson, and Assistant Adjutant General. In 1976 he was elected to the Arkansas General Assembly in 1996 he retired from public office after serving ten terms as a representative for Craighead County. In the Assembly General Wood served as House Chairman of the Legislative Joint Committee on Public Retirement and Social Security Programs, was on the Federal Budget and Taxation Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures, and was appointed to the state Joint Interim Oversight Committee on Higher Education Reform. General Wood is also the director and former president of Abilities Unlimited of Jonesboro and a past president of the ASU Alumni Association.