Lyttelton Waddell Wood

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Lyttelton Waddell Wood (March 17, 1889 – February 12, 1962) served simultaneously as Charlottesville City Attorney and as the Commonwealth's Attorney for Charlottesville from 1930 to 1950.

Wood was appointed Commonwealth’s Attorney in 1915 to fill an unexpired term. He was elected to the post for 12 consecutive terms on the Democratic ticket. In his long career as the state’s prosecutor, Wood was opposed only twice. In 1917 he defeated a newcomer to the city, John S. Battle, who later went on to become governor of Virginia. Again in 1949, Wood defeated Allan N. Spitzer, who later became judge of Charlottesville Municipal Court.[1]


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Biography

Named after his great-grandfather Lyttelton Waddell (1870 – 1869)

Marriage and children

In 1915, he married Eunice LeGrande Watkins (May 18, 1891 – January 19, 1975) daughter of John Benjamin Watkins (June 14, 1855 – November 30, 1931) a Democratic politician who served as a member of the Virginia Senate and started a nursery with his brother in Midlothian, Virginia. The nursery, which was established at Laurel Grove, was the Richmond area's first large scale plant nursery.

Public life


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References

  1. Web. Lyttelton Wood Dies After Short Illness (page 11), Staff, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, Daily Progress, Tuesday February 13, 1962, retrieved April 15, 2024.

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