Weldon B. Heyburn

Weldon Brinton Heyburn (* May 23, 1852 in Chadds Ford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, † October 17, 1912 in Washington DC ) was an American politician ( Republican), who represented the state of Idaho in the U.S. Senate.

Weldon Heyburn first attended the public schools, and later the Maplewood Institute in Concordville, and finally the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1876, after which he began practicing as a lawyer in Media. In 1883 he moved to Shoshone County in the northern part of Idaho Territory and went there in his profession according to Wallace.

1889 took Heyburn as a delegate at the conference to draft a constitution for the new state of Idaho in part; the following year, then was the accession to the Union. His first attempt to gain a political mandate in the federal capital, suggested in 1898 failed when he was defeated in the election for the House of Representatives of the United States Edgar Wilson of the Silver Republican Party, a spin-off of the Republicans. For this he won the 1902 election for U.S. senator, said he was against William Edgar Borah, also a member of the Republican Party, prevailed.

After six years in 1908 was the re-election by the state legislature of Idaho. However Heyburn died before the end of his second term in October 1912 in Washington. During his time in the Senate, he served as Chairman of the Committee on Manufactures. Named after him, the city in Heyburn Minidoka County and Mount Heyburn, a mountain in the Sawtooth Range of the Rocky Mountains.