WEEKS, Edgar, (1839 - 1904)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

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.