Capell L. Weems

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Capell L. Weems
Capell L. Weems 1903.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
November 3, 1903 – March 3, 1909
Preceded by Joseph J. Gill
Succeeded by David Hollingsworth
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Noble County district
In office
January 2, 1888 – January 5, 1890
Preceded by Thomas C. Williams
Succeeded by Chris McKee
Personal details
Born (1860-07-06)July 6, 1860
Noble County, Ohio
Died January 5, 1913(1913-01-05) (aged 52)
Steubenville, Ohio
Resting place Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary B. Nay
Children three

Capell Lane Weems (July 7, 1860 - January 5, 1913) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Whigville, Ohio, Weems attended the common schools and normal academy, Caldwell, Ohio. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Caldwell.

Weems was elected prosecuting attorney of Noble County in 1884. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1888 and 1889. He moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1890 and served as prosecuting attorney of Belmont County 1890-1896.

Weems was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph J. Gill. He was reelected to the Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses and served from November 3, 1903, to March 3, 1909. He resumed the practice of law and was solicitor for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He died in Steubenville, Ohio, January 5, 1913. He was interred in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Weems married Mary B. Nay of West Virginia on November 6, 1883. They had children named Chester N., Milton M., and Lillian A.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKelvey, A T, ed. (1903). Centennial History of Belmont County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens. Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company. pp. 562, 563. 

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