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  Weeks, John Wingate
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameJohn Wingate Weeks
Address
Newton, Massachusetts , United States
EmailNone
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Born April 11, 1860
DiedJuly 12, 1926 (66 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedJuan Croniqueur
Dec 03, 2015 11:50am
Tags U.S. National Reserve - U.S. Navy -
InfoJOHN WINGATE WEEKS was born in Lancaster, New Hampshire, on 11 April 1860; attended local schools and as a teenager taught school for a year; graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1881; served as a midshipman in the Navy, 1881�1883; married Martha Sinclair, 1885; was assistant land commissioner of the Florida Southern Railway, 1886�1888; moved to Boston to enter the banking and brokerage business; became a partner in the firm of Hornblower and Weeks, 1888�1912; served with the Massachusetts naval militia on coastal patrol during the Spanish American War; retired from the naval reserve as a rear admiral, 1900; was elected alderman of his hometown of Newton, Massachusetts, 1900�1902; was mayor of Newton, 1903�1904; served as chairman of the state Republican convention, 1905; served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1905�1913; was appointed by the state legislature to fill the U.S. Senate seat of Winthrop M. Crane, and served from 1913 to 1919; was a member of the military affairs committee; was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president, 1916; served as Secretary of War, 5 March 1921�13 October 1925; supervised the final transition from a wartime to a peacetime footing; established the Army Industrial College at Ft. McNair, 1923; appeared before Congress to defend the adequacy of U.S. air defenses against charges advanced by General Billy Mitchell; urged congressional authorization for special promotions of outstanding officers, not to exceed two percent of the number promoted on the basis of seniority; resigned the Army secretaryship because of ill health, 1925; died at Mount Prospect, Lancaster, New Hampshire, on 12 July 1926.



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FAMILY
Son Charles Sinclair Weeks 1893-1972

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RACES
  03/05/1921 Secretary of War Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1918 MA US Senate Lost 45.06% (-4.59%)
  06/10/1916 US President - R Convention Lost 6.08% (-48.93%)
  06/03/1916 US Vice President - R Primaries Lost 0.01% (-57.27%)
  05/16/1916 VT US President - R Primary Lost 0.37% (-71.24%)
  01/14/1913 MA US Senate Won 58.82% (+29.41%)
  11/05/1912 MA District 13 Won 45.05% (+6.65%)
  11/08/1910 MA District 12 Won 56.43% (+12.87%)
  11/03/1908 MA District 12 Won 66.04% (+37.65%)
  11/06/1906 MA District 12 Won 61.46% (+27.11%)
  11/08/1904 MA District 12 Won 61.31% (+26.98%)
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