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Zebulon WEAVER

(1872-1948)

WEAVER, Zebulon, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Weaverville, Buncombe County, N.C., May 12, 1872; attended the public schools and was graduated from Weaver College at Weaverville in 1889; studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; was admitted to the bar in 1894 and commenced practice in Asheville, N.C.; member of the State house of representatives 1907-1909; served in the State senate 1913-1915; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Sixty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1917, to March 1, 1919, when he was succeeded by James J. Britt, who contested his election; elected to the Sixty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; elected to the Seventy-second and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed the practice of law in Asheville, N.C., until his death there October 29, 1948; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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