Claude Weaver

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Claude Weaver
Claude Weaver, Oklahoma.jpg
Claude Weaver, between 1910 and 1915
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Preceded bySeat added
Succeeded bySeat eliminated
Personal details
BornMarch 19, 1867 (1867-03-19)
Gainesville, Texas, U.S.
DiedMay 19, 1954 (1954-05-20) (aged 87)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Leila Ada Reinhardt Weaver
  • Claude Weaver
  • Floy Weaver
  • Amelia Weaver
  • Barbara Weaver
  • Lucy Weaver
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin

Claude Weaver (March 19, 1867 – May 19, 1954) was an American politician, judge, and U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.


Born in Gainesville, Texas, Weaver was the son of W. T. G. and Nancy Wilkin Fletcher Weaver, and attended the public schools. He graduated from the law department of the University of Texas at Austin in 1887 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He married Leila Ada Reinhardt, and they had five children: Floy, Amelia, Barbara, Lucy, and Claude, Jr.[1]


Weaver practiced in Gainesville, Texas, from 1887 to 1895, serving as assistant prosecuting attorney of Cooke County, Texas, in 1892. He moved to Pauls Valley, Indian Territory, in 1895 and resumed the practice of law. In 1910, he moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, once again resuming his practice. There he served as member of Oklahoma City Board of Freeholders in 1910.[2]

Elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress, Weaver served from March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1915.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1914 and for election to fill a vacancy in the Sixty-sixth Congress in 1919. He became Postmaster of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from 1915 to 1923.

Weaver served as acting county attorney of Oklahoma County in 1926. He was legal adviser and secretary to the Governor, William H. Murray from 1931 to 1934, and district judge of thirteenth Oklahoma district in 1934 and 1935.


Weaver died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on May 19, 1954, at the age of 87 years, 62 days. He is interred at Fairlawn Cemetery in Oklahoma City.[4]


  1. ^ "Claude Weaver". Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Claude Weaver". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Claude Weaver". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Claude Weaver". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 25 May 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's at-large congressional seat

Succeeded by
At-large district eliminated