Representative James Bellamy Weaver View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 5/11/1940
Birth Place: Bloomfield, Iowa
Birth County: Davis
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 37 (1917)
38 (1919) - 39 (1921)
Home County: Polk
James Bellamy Weaver
Polk County
One of the representatives from Polk county, and the son of Gen. James B. Weaver and Clara Vinson Weaver, was born at Bloomfield, Iowa, August 19, 1861. Attended the common school at Bloomfield. Farmed from 1877 to 1879 and clerked in a general store from 1879 to 1881. Graduated from the law department of the State University in 1882 and entered the law offices of Barcroft and Gatch and became a member of the firm of Gatch and Weaver in 1883, a member of the firm of Gatch, Conner and Weaver in 1885 and Conner and Weaver in 1897. Since 1904 he has continued the practice alone. Was active in public movements. Was president of the University Club, Prairie Club, Golf and Country Club, Des Moines Public Library, Iowa Press and Author's Club and is a member of the Des Moines Town Planning Commission and Des Moines Better Housing Association. Was named state director of American Red Cross in 1917 and organized the state in 167 chapters. Elected representative in 1916. Re-elected in 1918. A republican in politics.