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Capell Lane WEEMS

(1860-1913)

WEEMS, Capell Lane, a Representative from Ohio; born in Whigville, Noble County, Ohio, July 7, 1860; attended the common schools and normal academy, Caldwell, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Caldwell; elected prosecuting attorney of Noble County in 1884; member of the State house of representatives in 1888 and 1889; moved to St. Clairsville in 1890; prosecuting attorney of Belmont County 1890-1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph J. Gill; reelected to the Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses and served from November 3, 1903, to March 3, 1909; resumed the practice of law and was solicitor for the Pennsylvania Railroad; died in Steubenville, Ohio, January 5, 1913; interment in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

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

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