- Existence: 1883-1972
A native of Wapello, Iowa, George William Weber (1883-1972) graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College, now the University of Northern Iowa, in 1905. He did post-graduate work at the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan and began his career as a schoolteacher. In 1905 he became the superintendent of schools in Crawfordsville, Iowa. Remaining there until 1908, he moved to Columbus Junction where he was again the school superintendent until 1914. Entering private business, he operated a feed and grain business for over forty years. He also helped organize the Columbus Junction State Bank and was its president for more than thirty years. Active in community affairs, he served on the school board, was a member of the Louisa County fair board, and was a Mason. George W. Weber was elected to two terms in the Iowa State Senate as a Republican. He died in Columbus Junction at the age of eighty-nine.