Luman Hamlin Weller

Luman Hamlin Weller (born 24 August 1833 in Bridgewater, Litchfield County, Connecticut, † March 2, 1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1885 he represented the state of Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Weller Luman attended elementary school in New Britain and then the Suffield Literary Institute in Connecticut. He then worked as a farmer and justice of the peace. He also worked as a private lawyer.

Weller joined the short-lived Greenback Party and in 1882 was appointed as its candidate in the fourth electoral district of Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1883 is the successor of the Republican Nathaniel Cobb Deering. Since he Republican William E. Fuller defeated in the elections of 1884, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1885.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he was co-owner and editor of the weekly "Farmer 's Advocate ," which appeared in Independence. At that time he joined the short-lived Populist Party also, in their national board he was 1890-1914. Twice he ran unsuccessfully for a judgeship on the Supreme Court of Iowa. In 1901, Weller was an unsuccessful candidate of his party in the gubernatorial elections in Iowa.

Weller Luman died on March 2, 1914 in Minneapolis and was buried near Nashua (Iowa).