Silas Matteson Weaver

Photo added by Neal Robertson

Silas Matteson Weaver

  • Birth 18 Dec 1843 Arkwright, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
  • Death 6 Nov 1923 Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 134193071

Biography:
Silas M. Weaver, Judge of the Iowa Supreme Court, was born Dec. 18, 1843, in Arkwright, Chautauqua County, New York. He acquired his education in the common schools and at Fredonia academy, Fredonia, New York. He was admitted to the bar at Buffalo, New York, May 4, 1868. In the same year he moved to Iowa Falls, Iowa, where he has since resided. He served as representative from Hardin County in the twentieth and twenty-first general assemblies. In the twentieth general assembly he was chairman of the house judiciary committee, and in the twenty-first general assembly he officiated as chairman of the board of managers in the impeachment trial of John L. Brown. In 1886 he was elected judge of the district court for the eleventh judicial district and was re-elected in 1890, 1894 and 1898. In 1901 he was nominated and elected to succeed Judge Josiah Given upon the supreme bench, becoming chief justice on January 1, 1907. He was re-elected to the supreme bench in 1908 and 1914. Judge Weaver is a republican in politics.
Source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Biographies of State Officers, page 302. Contributed by Neil W. Robertson.


Family Members

Parents

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Iaed
  • Added: 11 Aug 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 134193071
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Silas Matteson Weaver (18 Dec 1843–6 Nov 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 134193071, citing Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Iaed (contributor 47852617) .