Arthur J. Weaver

Arthur Jerard Weaver ( * November 18, 1873 in Falls City, Nebraska, † October 17, 1945 ) was an American politician and 1929-1931 the 23rd Governor of the State of Nebraska.

Early years and political rise

Arthur Weaver attended the Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania and later the University of Nebraska, where in 1896 he made ​​his law degree. After that, he practiced law in his hometown of Falls City. Weaver was a member of the Republican Party. In 1899 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Nebraska. Between 1899 and 1901 he was also a lawyer for the city of Falls City. From 1901 to 1903 he served as a prosecutor in Richardson County.

In 1904 he gave up his job as a lawyer and devoted himself to agriculture. 1910 to 1916 he was a member of the municipal council of Falls City, in 1916 he became mayor. In the years 1919 and 1920 he was president of a commission for the revision of the Constitution of Nebraska. In 1924, he was President of the State Congress of the Republican of Nebraska. In November of the same year he was elected governor of Nebraska, where he prevailed with 57:43 percent of the vote to Democrat Charles W. Bryan.

Governor of Nebraska

Weavers two-year term began on January 3, 1929 and ended on January 8, 1931. Almost his entire reign was overshadowed by the consequences of the New York stock market crash of October 1929. The resulting world economic crisis caused in Nebraska for economic problems such as bank failures and an increase of unemployment. As in most other countries, the crisis spread initially pending and could be overcome only after Weavers tenure with the help of federal policy under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal policies. Weaver sought unsuccessfully in 1930 to his re-election.

Further CV

Even after the end of his tenure Weaver remained politically active. In 1932 he was head of delegation of Republican from Nebraska to the Republican National Convention. Between 1939 and 1941 he served as director of the Historical Society of Nebraska. He was also a member of several agricultural associations. In 1940 he applied unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Arthur Weaver died in October 1945. He was married twice and had six children.

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