Arthur J. Weaver

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Arthur Jerard Weaver
22nd Governor of Nebraska
In office
January 3, 1929 – January 8, 1931
Lieutenant George A. Williams
Preceded by Adam McMullen
Succeeded by Charles W. Bryan
Personal details
Born (1873-11-18)November 18, 1873
Falls City, Nebraska
Died October 17, 1945(1945-10-17) (aged 71)
Falls City, Nebraska
Resting place Steele Cemetery, Falls City, Nebraska
Citizenship American
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Nebraska
Occupation Attorney

Arthur Jerard Weaver (November 18, 1873 – October 17, 1945) was a Nebraska Republican politician and the 22nd Governor of Nebraska.

Weaver was born near Falls City, Nebraska. His education was at Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania and he earned an undergraduate degree in 1895 and a law degree in 1896 from the University of Nebraska.[1] He was a founding member of the Beta Tau Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1894. He was married to Maude E. Hart on September 2, 1908.


After his graduation from the University of Nebraska, Weaver opened his own practice in Falls City, Nebraska. He was city attorney from 1899 to 1902 and county attorney from 1902 to 1903. In 1904 he suspended his practice to concentrate on his farming and stock-raising interests. He served on the city council and was elected mayor of Falls City in 1915.[2]

Weaver was elected to the Nebraska House of Representatives in 1899. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1919 to 1920, and served as president of that body; a presidential elector for Nebraska in 1920.

Weaver ran for the office of Governor of Nebraska in 1928 and won, serving from 1929 to 1931. During his tenure, the whole country was suffering from the Wall Street stock market crash.[3] After stepping down from office, he returned to Falls City. He was a delegate to the 1932 Republican National Convention and chair of the Richardson County Republican Party in 1940.


Weaver died in his home in Falls City on October 17, 1945 shortly after suffering a stroke. He is interred at Steele Cemetery, Falls City, Richardson County, Nebraska USA.[4]


  1. ^ "Arthur J. Weaver". National Governors Association. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Arthur J. Weaver" (PDF). Nebraska Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Arthur J. Weaver". Encyclopedia of Nebraska. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Arthur J. Weaver". Find A Grave. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Adam McMullen
Governor of Nebraska
Succeeded by
Charles W. Bryan