Capell L. Weems

Capell Lane Weems (* July 7, 1860 in Whigville, Noble County, Ohio; † January 5, 1913 in Steubenville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1903 and 1909 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Capell Weems attended the common schools and the Normal Academy in Caldwell. After a subsequent law degree in 1883 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started to work there in his new profession. In 1884 he was elected district attorney in Noble County; 1890 to 1896, he held this function in Belmont County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In the years 1888 and 1889 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. Since 1890 he lived in St. Clairsville.

Following the resignation of Mr Joseph J. Gill Weems was due to the election for the 16th seat of Ohio as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 3, 1903. After two re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1909 Congress. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Weems again practiced as a lawyer. He was also legally working for the railway company Pennsylvania Railroad. He died on January 5, 1913 in Steubenville, and was buried in St. Clairsville.