HON. C. L. WEEMS, one of the prominent members of the legal profession of Steubenville, O., twice a member of the Ohio State legislature, and a representative of the Sixteenth Congressional District of Ohio for three successive terms, has been a resident here since May 1, 1909. He was born July 7, 1860, in Whigville, Noble County, Ohio, and was reared there and in Belmont County, where he secured an education in the common schools and academics. He studied law with Dalzell and McGinnis, of Caldwell, O., was admitted to the bar in October, 1881, and began the practice of law at Caldwell in the spring of 1883, continuing there until the spring of 1889. Then, after spending one year at Cleveland, he located at St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, where he continued his residence until his removal to Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1909. He was elected prosecuting attorney of Noble County, Ohio, in 1884, and at the close of his term in 1887 was elected to the Ohio state legislature, and was still a member of that body when he left the county in 1889. He was elected prosecuting attorney of Belmont County, Ohio, in 1893, seving six years in that capacity, and being re-elected in 1896. In 1903 he was elected a member of congress from the sixteenth Ohio district and was re-elected to that office in 1904 and 1906, serving five years and four months. Mr. Weems was one of the organizers of the Dollar Savings Bank, of St. Clairsville, and was its president until he located at Steubenville, O. Me. Weems is a member of the Elks, K. of P., and is a Scottish Rite Mason of the eighteenth degree.
Mr. Weems was married in 1883 to Maary B. Nay, who died in September, 1904, leaving three children: Chester N., and Milton M., who are attending college, and Lillian. Mr. Weems formed a second union in June, 1908, with Mary Emma McNash, of Wheeling, W.Va., and they have had one child, Hester Ann Weems.