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  • ID: I176273
  • Name: James Baird WEAVER
  • RELA: 12th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 12 JUN 1833 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH
  • GRAD: APR 1856 Cincinnati Law School
  • Event: Military service BET APR 1861 AND 27 MAY 1864 Brig. Gen., Iowa Volunteers
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa BET 4 MAR 1879 AND 3 MAR 1881
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa BET 4 MAR 1885 AND 3 MAR 1889
  • Event: Elected Mayor of Colfax, IA BET 1901 AND 1903
  • Death: 6 FEB 1912 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA
  • Event: Pic Gen. James Baird Weaver
  • Event: Sound
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    WEAVER, James Baird, a Representative from Iowa; born in Dayton, Ohio, June 12, 1833; moved with his parents to Michigan in 1835 and subsequently moved to Iowa and settled on a farm near Bloomfield; attended the common schools; studied law at Bloomfield 1853-1856; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in April 1856; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Bloomfield; enlisted as a private in the Second Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in April 1861; commissioned first lieutenant of Company G May 27, 1861; major July 25, 1862; colonel November 10, 1862; brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers March 13, 1864; mustered out May 27, 1864; elected district attorney for the second judicial district of Iowa in 1866 and served four years; appointed assessor of internal revenue for the first district of Iowa by President Johnson March 25, 1867, and served until May 20, 1873; elected as a Greenbacker to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880, but was nominated at Chicago in 1880 by the National Greenback Party as their candidate for President of the United States; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Forty-eighth Congress in 1882; elected to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-ninth Congress), Committee on Patents (Fiftieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; Populist candidate for President in 1892; mayor of Colfax, Iowa, 1901-1903; died in Des Moines, Iowa, February 6, 1912; interment in Woodland Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Abram WEAVER b: 1804
    Mother: Susan IMLAY b: 1807

    Marriage 1 Clarissa VINSON b: 1832 in St. Mary's, Auglaize Co., OH
    • Married: 13 JUL 1858
    1. Has Children James Bellamy WEAVER b: 19 AUG 1861 in Bloomfield, Davis Co., IA
    2. Has Children Laura WEAVER b: 1870
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