Thompson Weeks

Summary

Thompson Weeks
President pro tempore of the Wisconsin Senate
In office
January 7, 1895 – January 4, 1897
Preceded byRobert MacBride
Succeeded byLyman W. Thayer
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
In office
January 2, 1893 – January 4, 1897
Preceded byCharles Simeon Taylor
Succeeded byJohn W. Whelan
Constituency24th Senate district
In office
January 5, 1874 – January 3, 1876
Preceded bySamuel Pratt
Succeeded byAsahel Farr
Constituency8th Senate district
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Walworth 3rd district
In office
January 7, 1867 – January 6, 1868
Preceded byShepard O. Raymond
Succeeded byGeorge A. Ray
Personal details
Born(1832-11-05)November 5, 1832
Norwich, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedFebruary 12, 1901(1901-02-12) (aged 68)
Whitewater, Wisconsin, U.S.
Resting placeHillside Cemetery, Whitewater, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Adelaide M. Hall
(m. 1865⁠–⁠1901)
Children
  • Helen Louise (Wakeley)
  • (b. 1866; died 1907)
Education
Professionlawyer

Thompson Dimock Weeks (November 5, 1832 – February 12, 1901) was an American lawyer and Republican politician. He served six years in the Wisconsin State Senate, representing Walworth County, and was president pro tempore of the Senate during the 1895–1896 session. He also served one term in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Biography

Born in Norwich, Massachusetts, he settled in Lyons, Wisconsin Territory, in 1843. Weeks then moved to Whitewater, Wisconsin in 1860. Weeks graduated from Lawrence University in 1858 and Albany Law School in 1859. He then practiced law in Wisconsin. Weeks served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1867 as a Republican and then in the Wisconsin State Senate in 1874 and in 1895. Weeks also served on the board or regents for Wisconsin normal schools. He died in Whitewater, Wisconsin.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1895,' Biographical Sketch of Thompson D. Weeks,' pg. 670
  2. ^ 'History of Walworth County, Wisconsin,' Albert Clayton Beckwith, Bowen: 1912, Spencer Weeks, pg. 1107-1110 (information about Thompson Weeks in this section)

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Wisconsin State Assembly
Preceded by
Shepard O. Raymond
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the Walworth 3rd district
January 7, 1867 – January 6, 1868
Succeeded by
Wisconsin Senate
Preceded by Member of the Wisconsin Senate from the 8th district
January 5, 1874 – January 3, 1876
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the Wisconsin Senate from the 24th district
January 2, 1893 – January 4, 1897
Succeeded by
Preceded by President pro tempore of the Wisconsin Senate
January 7, 1895 – January 4, 1897
Succeeded by