Capell L. Weems


Capell L. Weems

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.He 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 State house of representatives in 1888 and 1889.He moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1890.He 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.

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