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Silas M. Weaver

WEAVER, BROWN, GIVEN

Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 11/2/2004 at 05:23:24

Silas M. Weaver
Judge of the Supreme Court, was born December 18, 1843, in Arkwright, Chautauqua county, New York. He acquired his education in the common schools and at Fredonia academy, Fredonia, New York. He was admitted to the bar at Buffalo, New York, May 4, 1868. In the same year he moved to Iowa Falls, Iowa where he has since resided. He served as representative from Hardin county in the twentieth and twenty-first general asembiles. In the twentieth general assembly he was chairman of the house judiciary committee, and in the twenty-first general assembly he officiated as chairman of the board of managers in the impeachment trial of John L. Brown. In 1886 he was elected judge of the district court for the eleventh judicial district and was re-elected in 1890, 1894 and 1898. In 1901 he was nominated and elected to succeed Judge Josiah Given upon the supreme bench, becoming chief justice on January 1, 1907. He was re-elected to the supreme bench in 1908 and 1914. Judge Weaver is a republican in politics.

-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Biographies of State Officers, pg. 302

-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall (not related to subject)


 

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