Charles Erskine Scott Wood

Charles Erskine Scott Wood (1852 - 1944) was an attorney, writer, soldier and civil libertarian. He was a prominent attorney in Portland, Oregon. Wood and Clarence Darrow were friends and for a time Darrow carried on an affair with Mary Parton, the sister of Wood's wife Sara Bard Field. It was Darrow who introduced Wood to Sara Field. Wood fought in the Nez Perce War in 1877 and participated in the capture of Chief Joseph. Wood and Joseph later became friends. Wood's daughter, Nan Wood Honeyman, was the first U. S. congresswoman from Oregon.