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Encyclopedia > John W. Weeks
John Wingate Weeks


Junior Senator, Massachusetts
In office
19131919
Preceded by Winthrop M. Crane
Succeeded by David I. Walsh

Born April 11, 1860
Lancaster, New Hampshire
Died July 12, 1926
Lancaster, New Hampshire
Political party Republican

John Wingate Weeks (April 11, 1860July 12, 1926) was an American politician in the Republican Party. He served as a United States Representative for Massachusetts from 1905 to 1913, as a United States Senator from 1913 to 1919, and as Secretary of War from 1921 to 1925. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3725x4372, 568 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): United States Secretary of War John W. Weeks ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Winthrop Murray Crane (1853 - 1920) was a U.S. political figure. ... David Ignatius Walsh (November 11, 1872 - June 11, 1947) was a United States politician from Massachusetts. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Lancaster is a town located in Coos County, New Hampshire, on the Connecticut River. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Lancaster is a town located in Coos County, New Hampshire, on the Connecticut River. ... For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Weeks was born and raised in Lancaster, New Hampshire. He received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1881, and served two years in the United States Navy. Lancaster is a town located in Coos County, New Hampshire, on the Connecticut River. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland, near Washington D.C. The Academy often is referred to simply as Annapolis although naval officers normally refer to it in conversation... 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... USN redirects here. ...


Weeks made a fortune in banking during the 1890s, after co-founding the Boston financial firm Hornblower and Weeks in 1888. With his financial well-being assured, Weeks became active in politics, first at a local level in his then-home of Newton, Massachusetts (he served as alderman in 1899-1902 and as mayor in 1903-04), then on the national scene. Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1 Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ...   Nickname: The Garden City Settled: 1639 â€“ Incorporated: 1688 Zip Code(s): 02446, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02467, 02468, 02495 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ...


As a member of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate, Weeks was notable mostly for his contributions to banking and conservation legislation, including the Weeks Act in 1911 that created the foundation for the United States National Forest system. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... U.S. National Forests are protected forests and woodland areas in the United States. ...


Despite his defeat for re-election to the Senate in 1918, Weeks remained an active and influential participant in the national Republican Party. He was an early supporter of the nomination of Warren G. Harding for President in 1920, and when Harding became President, he named Weeks to his cabinet. Year 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 - August 2, 1923) was an American politician and the 29th President of the United States, from 1921 to 1923, when he became the sixth president to die in office. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


As Secretary of War, Weeks was a competent, honest, and respected administrator and adviser, who guided the Department of War through its post-World War I downsizing. Weeks' hard work and long hours led to a stroke in April 1925, which led in turn to his resignation as Secretary in October of that year. The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Franz...


Weeks died several months later, at his summer home on Mount Prospect in Lancaster, New Hampshire. That building is now open for tours as part of the Weeks State Park.


Weeks' son, Charles Sinclair Weeks, was Secretary of Commerce during the Eisenhower administration. Categories: U.S. Secretaries of Commerce | People stubs | United States Senators | 1893 births | 1972 deaths ... The office of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the mid-20th century. ... Eisenhower redirects here. ...


Weeks' cousin, Edgar Weeks, was a U.S. Representative from Michigan. His grand-uncle, also named John Wingate Weeks (1781-1853), was a Major in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812 and a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire. Edgar Weeks (August 3, 1839–December 17, 1904) was a military officer and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


References

  • Garraty, John A. and Mark C. Carnes. American National Biography, vol. 22, "Weeks, John Wingate". New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

External Link

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Preceded by
Samuel L. Powers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 12th congressional district

1905-1913
Succeeded by
James Michael Curley
Preceded by
William S. Greene
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 13th congressional district

1913
Succeeded by
John J. Mitchell
Preceded by
Winthrop M. Crane
United States Senator (Class 2) from Massachusetts
19131919
Served alongside: Henry Cabot Lodge
Succeeded by
David I. Walsh
Preceded by
Newton D. Baker
United States Secretary of War
19211925
Succeeded by
Dwight F. Davis

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