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Weaver, Sr., Charles R. "Chuck, Charlie"

House 1967-72 (District 21A); House 1973-74 (District 19B)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Anoka, Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 7/1/1931
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Birth County: Hennepin
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 2/20/1992
Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Chuck, Charlie
City of Residence (when first elected): Anoka
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer

EDUCATION

Anoka High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1949
University of Minnesota; B.A.; Economics
William Mitchell College of Law; LL.B.;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Municipal Board/Commission: Anoka, Minnesota (City Charter Commission); 19?? to 19??
State Public Defender/Office: Anoka County, Minnesota (Public Defender); 19?? to 19??
Military: United States Army (Korean War); 195? to 19??
State Board/Commission/Council: Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minnesota (Appointed by Governors Wendell Anderson, Rudy Perpich, and Al Quie; Governor Quie Appointed Him Chair, 1979); 1975 to 1982 [Appointed]
State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Tax Study Commission; 1983 to 198? [Appointed]
State Board/Commission/Council: Metropolitan Waste Control Commission, Minnesota (Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson, Chair); 01/1991 to 02/20/1992 [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Ethelyn "Sis" (she died in 1973); Widower; Diane Johnson (remarried after he left office)
Children: Five children: Charlie Jr., Thomas "Tom (he was chief counsel for the Metropolitan Transit Commission), and Andrew "Andy" (sons); Nancy and Susan "Sue" (daughters) Two stepchildren: David Johnson and Derrick Johnson (stepsons, after he left office)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
John L. Weaver  - Brother
Charlie Weaver, Jr.  - Son

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Republican Party. (Minneapolis Star, May 15, 1974)

He was the chief author of the Metropolitan Fiscal Disparities Act in 1971.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota Senate in the 1962 election.

He was the seventh born of eight children.

He died form cancer at home in Anoka, Minnesota. His funeral was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka, Minnesota. He was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Anoka, Minnesota.

Religion provided by his obituary.

Total Days Served: 2926

SESSIONS SERVED

68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 19B
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: Anoka
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/6/1975
Counties Represented: Anoka, Hennepin
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Education
  • Judiciary
  • Rules and Legislative Administration
  • Taxes
Leadership Position: Assistant Minority Leader

67th Legislative Session (1971-1972)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21A
Elected: 11/3/1970
Residence: Anoka
Term of Office: 1/5/1971 to 1/1/1973
Counties Represented: Anoka
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Ethics
  • Governmental Operations
  • Insurance
  • Judiciary
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs
  • Regulated Industries

66th Legislative Session (1969-1970)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21A
Elected: 11/5/1968
Residence: Anoka
Term of Office: 1/7/1969 to 1/4/1971
Counties Represented: Anoka
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Crime Prevention
  • Highways
  • Insurance
  • Judiciary
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs
  • Municipal Affairs

65th Legislative Session (1967-1968)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 21A
Elected: 11/8/1966
Residence: Anoka
Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/6/1969
Counties Represented: Anoka
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Appropriations
  • Game and Fish
  • Insurance and Securities
  • Judiciary
  • Metropolitan and Urban Affairs
  • University and College
Articles & Books By
Weaver, Charles R. "In Defense of Fiscal Disparities." Star Tribune, March 25, 1989.


Articles & Books About
Perrin, Joe. "Charles Weaver Sr. Liked Family, Fishing, Politics (Obituary)." Anoka County Union, February 28, 1992, p. 1, 20.

Dornfeld, Steven. "Charlie Weaver Brought His Vision of Effective Government to Metro Area (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 24, 1992.

"Charles Weaver, Former Chairman of Waste Control Commission, Dies (Obituary)." St. Paul Pioneer Press, February 21, 1992, p. 4C.

"Charlie Weaver, Champion of Tax Justice (Obituary)." Star Tribune, February 21, 1992, p. 12A.

Pheifer, Pat. "Charles R. Weaver Sr., Former State Representative, Dies at 60 (Obituary)." Star Tribune, February 21, 1992, p. 1B, 4B.

"MWCC Announces Death of Its Chair, Charles R. Weaver, Sr." Metropolitan Waste Control Commission News Release, February 20, 1992.

Whiting, Charles. "A Government of Governments?" Minneapolis Star, March 20, 1979.

Whiting, Charles. "New Direction for Metro Council? (Interview)" Minneapolis Star, March 17, 1979, p. 13.

Kahn, Aron. "People Mover Gains a Friend on Metro Council." St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 9, 1979.

"New Metro Council Head." Osseo Champlin-Dayton Press, January 25, 1979.

Charles R. Weaver Appointed Chair of Metropolitan Council. Governor Al Quie News Release, January 16, 1979.

"Six Members Will Retire, Charles Weaver." Inside the Interim, Minnesota House of Representatives, June 1974.

Dornfeld, Steven. "2 GOP Leaders to Retire from State House." Minneapolis Tribune, May 15, 1974, p. 7A.



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