Aaron D. Woodruff was born
in Elizabeth, New Jersey on September 12,
1762. He graduated from Princeton College
in 1779 and was appointed valedictorian of
the class. Woodruff was admitted to the New
Jersey Bar in 1784. He became Attorney General in 1872 and served until being replaced by Andrew S. Hunter in 1811, then returned as Attorney General a year later, serving the State through 1817.
He also served in the Legislature and was influential
in having Trenton selected as the State Capital
of New Jersey.