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.
BibliographySnoddy, Donald D. The Congressional Career of Archibald Jerard
Nebraska History 57 (Spring 1976): 83-98.