Arthur Jerard Weaver (November 18, 1873 – October 18, 1945) was an American politician in the U.S. state of Nebraska. A Republican, he served as the 22nd Governor of Nebraska.

Arthur Jerard Weaver
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22nd Governor of Nebraska
In office
January 3, 1929 – January 8, 1931
LieutenantGeorge A. Williams
Preceded byAdam McMullen
Succeeded byCharles W. Bryan
Member of the Nebraska House of Representatives
In office
1899
Personal details
Born(1873-11-18)November 18, 1873
Falls City, Nebraska
DiedOctober 18, 1945(1945-10-18) (aged 71)
Falls City, Nebraska
Resting placeSteele Cemetery, Falls City, Nebraska
CitizenshipAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska
OccupationAttorney

Weaver was born near Falls City, Nebraska. He was educated at Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania and he earned an undergraduate degree in 1895 and a law degree in 1896 from the University of Nebraska.[1] He was a founding member of the Beta Tau Chapter of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1894. He was married to Maude E. Hart on September 2, 1908.

CareerEdit

After his graduation from the University of Nebraska, Weaver opened his own practice in Falls City, Nebraska. He was city attorney from 1899 to 1902 and county attorney from 1902 to 1903. In 1904 he suspended his practice to concentrate on his farming and stock-raising interests. He served on the city council and was elected mayor of Falls City in 1915.[2]

Weaver was elected to the Nebraska House of Representatives in 1899. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1919 to 1920, and served as president of that body; a presidential elector for Nebraska in 1920.

Weaver ran for Governor of Nebraska in 1928 and won, serving from 1929 to 1931. During his tenure, the entire country was suffering from the Wall Street stock market crash.[3] After losing re-election in 1930,[4] he returned to Falls City. He was a delegate to the 1932 Republican National Convention and chair of the Richardson County Republican Party in 1940.

DeathEdit

Weaver died in his home in Falls City on October 18, 1945, shortly after suffering a stroke. He is interred at Steele Cemetery in Falls City, Nebraska.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arthur J. Weaver". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Arthur J. Weaver" (PDF). Nebraska History.org. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Arthur J. Weaver". Encyclopedia of Nebraska. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=262994

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Political offices
Preceded by
Adam McMullen
Governor of Nebraska
January 3, 1929 – January 8, 1931
Succeeded by
Charles W. Bryan
Party political offices
Preceded by
Adam McMullen
Republican nominee for
Governor of Nebraska

1928, 1930
Succeeded by
Dwight Griswold