US Congressman. He attended schools in Macomb County until quitting at age 13 to learn the printer's trade, afterwards working at several Michigan newspapers. In the late 1850s he began studying law while working in the office of the Macomb County Clerk, and attained admission to the bar in 1861. Later that same year he enlisted for the Civil War, becoming First Sergeant of Company B, Fifth Michigan Infantry Regiment. In 1862 he received a commission as First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the Twenty-second Michigan Infantry. In 1863 he was promoted to Captain and Assistant Inspector General of the Army of the Cumberland's Third Brigade, Second Division, Reserve Corps. After leaving the Army as a Brevet Major in December, 1863 he owned and edited The Monitor, a newspaper in Mount Clemens, and practiced law. Active in politics, fraternal groups including the Grange, and several veterans' organizations, Weeks was also a Delegate to several state and national Republican conventions. He was Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney from 1867 to 1870, and county Probate Judge from 1870 to 1876. In 1884 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the US House. In 1898 Weeks was the successful Republican nominee for a seat in the US House of Representatives and served two terms, 1899 to 1903. In 1902 he ran unsuccessfully for reelection, afterwards retiring to his home in Macomb. Edgar Weeks was the cousin of US Senator John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926).
Bio by: Bill McKern