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William O. Weaver Papers

Identifier: MsC0416

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Scope and Contents

The papers of William O. Weaver reflect his association with the Eisenhower campaign and include campaign literature, realia, photographs, and clippings. There are letters from William S. Beardsley, Whitney Gillilland, Robert K. Goodwin, E.R. Hicklin, L.L. Jurgemeyer, Leo A. Hoegh, H.C. Lodge, Jr., Frank Nye, Jo Strong, and Helen Virden.


  • Creation: 1951-1954


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

William O. Weaver was born in Wapello, Iowa, on December 1, 1908. He graduated from Wapello High School in 1926. Weaver attended the University of Iowa, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1930 and his J.D. in 1932. He established a law practice in his hometown. During World War II, Weaver served as a major in the United States Army. Active in Republican politics, Weaver was the National Committeeman of the Republican Veterans League of Iowa. He was a member of the delegation that went to Abilene, Kansas, to urge General Eisenhower to run for the presidency. An active campaigner for Eisenhower, Weaver was a delegate to the national convention that nominated Ike. Weaver died in 1991.


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Language of Materials



Iowa attorney. Correspondence, campaign literature, clippings, and photographs relating to the Eisenhower presidential campaign of 1952.

Method of Acquisition

William O. Weaver donated his papers to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1983.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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