Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
WEIDEMAN, Carl May (1898-1972)

WEIDEMAN, CARL MAY, a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., March 5, 1898; attended the public schools and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor from 1914 until the outbreak of the First World War; attended the Naval Officers Training School at Ann Arbor, Mich.; enlisted in the United States Navy as an apprentice seaman; member of the United States Naval Reserve 1918-1922; Detroit (Mich.) College of Law, LL.B., in 1921 but was previously admitted to the bar in 1920; commenced practice in Detroit, Mich.; delegate to the Democratic State conventions 1932-1944 and to the Democratic National Convention in 1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Detroit, Mich.; elected circuit court commissioner of Wayne County, Mich., in 1936, 1942, and 1948, and served from January 1, 1937, to April 30, 1950; circuit judge for the third judicial circuit of the State of Michigan May 1, 1950-September 15, 1968; resided in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., where he died March 5, 1972; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.

University of Michigan
Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1921-1972, 3 linear feet, 1 oversize volume, and 1 folder.
The papers of Carl May Weideman contain correspondence and other materials concerning his term in Congress, national and local politics, and various judicial decisions. Also included are miscellaneous diaries, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks concerning his association with the American Turners Association (German-American athletic society), Detroit, Michigan politics, and the election and recall of Detroit Mayor Charles Bowles. A finding aid is available in the library and online.

Photographs: ca. 1900-1970s, 6 envelopes and 1 oversize folder.
The photographs of Carl May Weideman include portraits, informal photographs of Carl May Weideman and his wife, photographs of Carl May Weideman at various award ceremonies and other functions, and a photograph of Carl May Weideman's parents in their Detroit, Michigan butcher shop. A finding aid is available in the library and online.

Papers: In the Frank Dwight Fitzgerald papers, 1928-1944, 28 linear feet and 4 oversize volumes.
Correspondents include Carl M. Weideman. A finding aid is available in the library and online.

Papers: In the Alexander Grant Ruthven Papers, ca. 1901-1961, 65 linear feet and 1 oversize folder.
Persons represented include Carl May Weideman. A finding aid is available in the library and online.