Archibald J. Weaver
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Archibald J. Weaver
Archibald J. Weaver
Archibald J. Weaver (Nebraska Congressman).jpg
From Volume 2 (1907) of Illustrated History of Nebraska
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 1st district

March 4, 1883 (1883-03-04) - March 3, 1887 (1887-03-03)
District created
John A. McShane
Personal details
Born(1843-04-15)April 15, 1843
Dundaff, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 18, 1887(1887-04-18) (aged 44)
Falls City, Nebraska
Political partyRepublican

Archibald Jerard Weaver (April 15, 1843 - April 18, 1887) was an American Republican Party politician, best known for being the father of Governor of Nebraska Arthur J. Weaver and grandfather of Nebraska politicians Arthur J. Weaver Jr. and Phillip Hart Weaver.

He was born in Dundaff, Pennsylvania, on April 15, 1843, and graduated from Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pennsylvania. He became a faculty member of the school from 1864 to 1867. In 1869, he graduated from Harvard Law School and was admitted to the bar in Boston, Massachusetts. He moved to Falls City, Nebraska, in 1869 to practice law.

He attended the State constitutional conventions in 1871 and 1875 and became the district attorney for the first district of Nebraska in 1872. In 1875 and 1879 he was elected judge of the first judicial district of Nebraska. He resigned in 1883 having been elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth United States Congress. He was then reelected to the Forty-ninth United States Congress, but did not run for reelection in 1886. He ran unsuccessfully in 1887 for the United States Senate, lost and resumed his practice of law. He died in Falls City on April 18, 1887, and is buried in Steele Cemetery in Falls City.


  • "Weaver, Archibald Jerard". The Political Graveyard. Archived from the original on February 7, 2006. Retrieved 2006.
  • "Weaver, Archibald Jerard". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2006.
  • This article incorporates facts obtained from: Lawrence Kestenbaum, The Political Graveyard
  • Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
Succeeded by

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