John Eliakim WEEKS, Congress, VT (1853-1949)


WEEKS, John Eliakim, a Representative from Vermont; born in Salisbury, Addison County, Vt., June 14, 1853; attended the county schools and Middlebury High School; engaged in the banking business in 1882; assistant judge of Addison County 1884-1886; served in the State house of representatives in 1888; moved to Middlebury, Vt., in 1896; member of the State senate in 1896; elected trustee of the State industrial school (later the Weeks School) in 1898; associate judge 1902-1904; again served in the State house of representatives in 1912 and 1915, serving as speaker in 1915; director of State institutions 1917-1923; commissioner of public welfare 1923-1926; Governor of Vermont 1927-1931; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931-March 3, 1933); was not a candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed his banking interests; died in Middlebury, Vt., September 10, 1949; interment in Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, Vt.

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