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Amos Richard WEBBER

(1852-1948)

WEBBER, Amos Richard, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hinckley, Medina County, Ohio, January 21, 1852; attended the public schools of Hinckley and was graduated from Baldwin University, Berea, Ohio, in 1876; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Elyria, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Lorain County 1884-1890; judge of the court of common pleas of Lorain County 1900-1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William W. Skiles; reelected to the Fifty-ninth Congress and served from November 8, 1904, to March 3, 1907; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed the practice of law in Elyria, Ohio; engaged in literary pursuits; again elected in 1922 judge of the court of common pleas, serving until his retirement in 1935; died in Elyria, Ohio, February 25, 1948; interment in Ridgelawn Cemetery.

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

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