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us: Weeks, Sinclair, 1893-1972


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1893-06-15
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1972-02-07
    • Birth Place

        (naf) West Newton (Mass.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Concord (Mass.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
        • Affiliation End: 1914
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation End: 1944
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Bankers
          (lcsh) Industrialists
            (lcsh) Mayors
              (lcsh) Legislators
                (lcsh) Cabinet officers
            • Sources

              • found: NUCMC data from Stonehill College for Martin, J.W. Papers, 1916-1968 (Sinclair Weeks)
              • found: WwWA: v. 5, 1969-1973 (Sinclair Weeks; 1893-1972; U.S. secy. of commerce; partner, Hornblower & Weeks; appointed U.S. senator to replace Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 1944; member of Rep. Nat'l Comm.; of Concord, Mass.)
              • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, June 10, 2016 (Weeks, Sinclair, (son of John Wingate Weeks), a Senator from Massachusetts; born in West Newton, Middlesex County, Mass., June 15, 1893; attended the public schools; graduated from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., in 1914; engaged in the banking business at Boston, Mass., 1914-1923; served on the Mexican border with the Massachusetts National Guard in 1916; during the First World War served from 1917, as a lieutenant and later as a captain of the One Hundred and First Field Artillery in the Twenty-sixth Division, and was discharged in 1919; engaged in the manufacture of metal products 1923-1953; alderman of Newton 1923-1930; mayor of Newton 1930-1935; member of the Republican National Committee 1941-1953, serving as treasurer 1940-1944; appointed on February 8, 1944, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., and served from February 8, 1944, to December 19, 1944, a successor having been elected; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy; overseer, Harvard University 1948-1954; Secretary of Commerce in the Cabinet of President Dwight Eisenhower from 1953 until his resignation in 1958; chairman, partner, and director of several manufacturing, investment and insurance firms; retired in 1970 and resided in Lancaster, N.H.; died in Concord, Mass., February 7, 1972; interment in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster, N.H.)
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