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Ovington Eugene Weller

Ovington Eugene Weller

Members of Congress

Class of 1881
  • Senator - Maryland(R), 1921-1927



Ovington Eugene Weller was a Senator from Maryland. He was born in Reisterstown, Baltimore County, Md., on January 23, 1862, and he attended the public schools. He entered the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., in 1877, and graduated in 1881. After two years of service in the Navy, he was honorably discharged in 1883. He then was employed as a clerk in the Post Office Department in Washington, D.C., 1883-1887.

He graduated from the National Law School, in Washington, D.C., in 1887. He then was admitted to the bar in 1888 and practiced law for three years. He engaged in banking and in manufacturing and was a member of a stock brokerage firm, from which he retired in 1901. After retirement he traveled extensively.

He was the chairman of the State Roads Commission of Maryland 1912-1916, and an unsuccessful candidate for governor of Maryland in 1915. He was the treasurer of the Republican National Senatorial Committee 1918-1920.

In 1920 he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate where he served from March 4, 1921, to March 3, 1927. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926. He was the chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Sixty-ninth Congress). After his political career he resumed the practice of law in Baltimore, Md., until his death there January 5, 1947. He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va.

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