Zebulon Weaver

Zebulon Weaver ( born May 12, 1872 in Weaverville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, † October 29, 1948 in Asheville, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1917 and 1947 he represented several times the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Zebulon Weaver attended the common schools and the Weaver College, which he completed in 1889. After a subsequent law studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his 1894 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Asheville in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1907 to 1909 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina; 1913-1915 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1916, Weaver was in the tenth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded James Jefferson Britt took on 4 March 1917 he had defeated before. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1929 six legislative periods. After an election appeal by Britt had been granted on 1 March 1919 Weaver its mandate for three days had to give up to the March 3, 1919 for a short time on this. In his former tenure of the First World War and the ratification of the 18th and the 19th constitutional amendment fell.

In 1928, Weaver was defeated by Republican George M. Pritchard. In the elections of 1930 he was elected again in the tenth district in Congress, where he Pritchard replaced again on March 4, 1931. After seven elections, he could spend up to January 3, 1947 eight other legislatures in the U.S. House of Representatives. Between 1933 and 1943 he represented the re-imported eleventh constituency and since 1943 the twelfth district also restored his state. In the 1930s, the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were passed in Congress. Since 1941 the work of the Congress was shaped by the events of the Second World War and its consequences. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified.

1946 Weaver was not nominated by his party for re-election. After retiring from Congress, he practiced as a lawyer in Asheville again. There he is on 29 October 1948, died.