Ovington Weller Photo

Ovington Weller

Born: Jan 23, 1862

Death: Jan 5, 1947

Birthplace: Reisterstown

Nationality: United States

Ovington Weller

Date of Birth : Jan 23, 1862
Date of Death : Jan 5, 1947
Birth Place : Reisterstown

Ovington Eugene Weller was a Republican member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1921 to 1927. Weller was born in Reisterstown, Maryland and attended the public schools. He entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1877 and graduated in 1881. After two years of service in the United States Navy, he was honorably discharged in 1883. Following his service in the Navy, Weller enrolled at the National Law School in 1883. While attending school, he was employed as a clerk in the Post Office Department in Washington, D.C. from 1883 to 1887. He graduated in 1887 and was admitted to the Bar in 1888. After practicing law for three years, Weller engaged in banking and manufacturing, and was a member of a stock brokerage firm until retiring in 1901. He traveled extensively following retirement. Weller became chairman of the State Roads Commission of Maryland in 1912. He ran as Republican party candidate in the 1915 Maryland gubernatorial election, but was defeated by Democratic candidate Emerson C. Harrington.

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