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WEEKS, Edgar (1839-1904)

WEEKS, EDGAR, a Representative from Michigan; born at Mount Clemens, Macomb County, Mich., August 3, 1839; attended the public schools; learned the trade of printer; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in January 1861; during the Civil War served in Company B, Fifth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and was first sergeant of the company; first lieutenant and adjutant of the Twenty-second Michigan Infantry in 1862; captain in 1863; appointed assistant inspector general of the Third Brigade, Second Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, in 1863; was mustered out in December 1863; proprietor and editor of a Republican newspaper in Mount Clemens, Mich.; commenced the practice of law in Mount Clemens in 1866; prosecuting attorney 1867-1870; appointed judge of probate of Macomb County 1870-1876; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 3 (Fifty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of law; died in Mount Clemens, Mich., December 17, 1904; interment in Clinton Grove Cemetery.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Edward LeFavour Papers, 1850-1851 and 1872, 2 items.
A letter, 1872, from Edgar Weeks concerning Republican state politics and the election of that year.

  • Weeks, Edgar. American interests in Puerto Rico. N.p., 1900.
  • ------. Contested-election case. Wise vs. Young. [N. p.], 1900.