John M. Wever

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John M. Wever
John M. Wever.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st & 23rd district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893 (21st)
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895 (23rd)
Preceded byJohn H. Moffitt
Henry W. Bentley
Succeeded bySimon J. Schermerhorn
Wallace T. Foote, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1847-02-24)February 24, 1847
Ganges Township, Michigan
DiedSeptember 27, 1914(1914-09-27) (aged 67)
Plattsburgh, New York
Political partyRepublican

John Madison Wever (February 24, 1847 – September 27, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Wever was born in Ganges Township, Michigan.[1] He attended the common schools and Albion College.[2] During the Civil War he entered the Union Army at the age of sixteen and served in the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of the Ohio. At the close of the war, he settled in Plattsburgh, New York, and engaged in banking. He was elected the county treasurer of Clinton County in 1884 and reelected in 1887.[3]

Wever was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses, serving from March 4, 1891, to March 3, 1895. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress.[4]

He was cashier and later president of the Merchants’ National Bank of Plattsburgh.[5] He died in Plattsburgh and is buried there in Riverside Cemetery.[6][7]


  1. ^ Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century, 1904, page 996
  2. ^ Joseph & Sefton (New York), publishers, Who's Who in Finance, Banking, and Insurance, Volume 1, 1911, page 718
  3. ^ Progressive Publishing Company, Progressive Americans of the Twentieth Century, 1910, pages 396-397
  4. ^ Thomas Spencer Baynes, William Harrison De Puy, editors, American Revisions and Additions to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 3, 1892, page 1624
  5. ^ L. P. Waite & Co. (Newburgh, N.Y.), publisher, Plattsburgh City Directory, 1913, page 26
  6. ^ New York State, Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1915, page 150
  7. ^ Northern New York Tombstone Transcription Project, Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, retrieved November 29, 2013

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John M. Wever (id: W000313)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-02-14
  • John M. Wever at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John H. Moffitt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Simon J. Schermerhorn
Preceded by
Henry W. Bentley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Wallace T. Foote, Jr.