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Isaac Weaver, Jr.


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1809-1810 18 Jeffersonian Republican
1811-1812 18 Jeffersonian Republican
1817-1818 Speaker 18 Jeffersonian Republican
1819-1820 Speaker 18 Jeffersonian Republican
 Counties   Greene, Washington

Biography

03/01/1756 - 05/22/1830

Isaac Weaver, Jr. (Jeffersonian Republican18) Greene, Washington Counties, 1809-1812, 1817-1820

Early Life:

Isaac Weaver, Jr., born March 1, 1756, Providence Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; son of Isaac and Sarah Dell Weaver; schoolmaster; Captain, Revolutionary War, Chester County; married Abigail Price, 1784 (d. 1813) married Rachel Husband, children, Ann, Rachel, William, Joshua, Isaac, Harmon, Elizabeth, Price, Sarah, Nancy, David elected, Democratic-Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Greene County, 1797-1803; elected, Speaker, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1799-1802; State Treasurer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1803-1807; elected, Pennsylvania Senate, 1809-1812; elected, Pennsylvania Senate, elected, Speaker, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1817-1820; died, May 22, 1830, Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania; originally interment, family farm near Castle Run, Greene County, Pennsylvania, reinterment Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Captain, Chester County militia Continental Army, under Captain Jonathan Vernon during the Revolutionary War.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democratic-Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Greene County, 1797-1803; elected, Speaker, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1799-1802; Act 33 of 1802, which overhauled the offices of justices of the peace in Pennsylvania, calling for justices to live in the district they were appointed to and regulating where their offices could operate. Resigned, Speakership on March 1, 1803, Simon Snyder, elected, Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

State Treasurer, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1803-1807; at that time, the office was elected by the General Assembly.

Elected, Jeffersonian Republican, Pennsylvania Senate, 18th district, Greene, Washington Counties, 1809-1812

Elected, Jeffersonian Republican, Pennsylvania Senate, 18th district, Greene, Washington Counties, elected, Speaker, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1817-1820. Capping a distinguished legislative career, the Honorable Isaac Weaver Jr. cast the last vote of a particularly indifferent session, March 25, 1820, as the body’s single “nay” for adjournment, leaving members the impression that the old reformer’s negative vote for adjournment equated to a symbolic gesture, indicating his preference to continue a career of public service, unrivaled by many contemporaries.

Unsuccessful candidate, United States Senate, 1819

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/SpeakerBios/SpeakerBio.cfm?id=133