WEAVER, Phillip Hart, (1919 - 1989)


WEAVER, Phillip Hart, (grandson of Archibald Jerard Weaver), a Representative from Nebraska; born in Falls City, Richardson County, Nebr., April 9, 1919; attended the public schools of Falls City and Lincoln, Nebr.; student at St. Benedicts College, Atchison, Kans., in 1938 and 1939; A.B., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1942; staff announcer for radio stations 1938-1940; entered the Armed Services June 1, 1942, and assigned to command, staff, and liaison duties with the Seventeenth Airborne Division, First Allied Airborne Army, and Headquarters, Berlin District; was discharged as a captain in March 1946; awarded Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Glider Wings, and Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster; retired as lieutenant colonel in United States Army Reserves; engaged in the insurance and finance business, Falls City, Nebr., 1946-1949; director, Falls City Wholesale & Supply, Inc., since 1946; civilian administrative assistant to the G-1, Fifth Army, Chicago, Ill., in 1949 and 1950; established an automobile agency, Falls City, Nebr., in 1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; special consultant, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1963-1965; deputy director, Field Cooperations Division, Rural Community Development Service, 1966; regional development coordinator for Department of Agriculture, 1967-1968; acting administrator, Rural Community Development Service, 1969; deputy assistant to Secretary of Agriculture, 1969-1973; resumed business interests in Falls City in 1974; was a resident of Falls City until his death there on April 16, 1989.