Wood was born on a farm near Springfield, Missouri, apprenticed as a cigar maker and was president of the Missouri State Federation of Labor 1912-1932. He was chairman of the Committee on War Claims and lost re-election in 1940. He resumed his position as president of the Federation until his retirement in 1953. He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Springfield.
- United States Congress. "Reuben T. Wood (id: W000702)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Reuben T. Wood at Find a Grave
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Clement C. Dickinson
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