WEAVER, Archibald Jerard (1843-1887)

WEAVER, ARCHIBALD JERARD, (grandfather of Phillip H. Weaver), a Representative from Nebraska; born in Dundaff, Susquehanna County, Pa., April 15, 1843; attended the common schools; was graduated from Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa., and a member of the faculty 1864-1867; was graduated from the law department of Harvard University in 1869; was admitted to the bar in Boston, Mass., in 1869; moved to Falls City, Nebr., in 1869 and commenced the practice of law; member of the State constitutional conventions in 1871 and 1875; district attorney for the first district of Nebraska in 1872; elected judge of the first judicial district of Nebraska in 1875; reelected in 1879 and resigned in 1883; was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); did not seek renomination in 1886, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1887; resumed the practice of law; died in Falls City, Richardson County, Nebr., April 18, 1887; interment in Steele Cemetery.

Nebraska State Historical Society
Lincoln, NE
Papers: 1872-1887, 5 cubic feet.
The papers of Archibald Weaver contain correspondence, congressional material, Wyoming Academy data, legal and judicial briefs, and other papers. A finding aid is available in the repository.

  • Snoddy, Donald D. "The Congressional Career of Archibald Jerard Weaver, 1882-1887." Nebraska History 57 (Spring 1976): 83-98.