The Life of John W. Weeks

The Life of John W. Weeks

The Life of John W. Weeks

The Life of John W. Weeks

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It is now nearly twenty-four years since I first came in contact with John W. Weeks. He was in Northampton to speak at a Republican rally. While there were other, and then better known, speakers I cannot recall what they said, but I have a very distinct impression of the argument which he made. It was this quality of being able clearly to demonstrate the correctness of his own conclusions to others which constituted his greatness. He was a business man, and a successful one, because he saw clearly and judged accurately. During his long service in the National House he brought these qualities of his mind and the results of his experience to the solution of the many problems of government. He rose to a very important place, both in the organization and the estimation of the House of Representatives. For six years he served Massachusetts in the United States Senate. I was a member of the General Court when he was chosen, and after casting a complimentary vote or two in the caucus for our own Congressman, who was not a candidate, thereafter continued my support of Mr. Weeks until he was elected.

It was during his service in the Senate that I came into more intimate contact with him. The more I saw of him, the more I admired him. While he was in no sense a pugnacious man, and always desired to compose differences, he never failed to have the courage of his convictions. He was willing to assert what he thought . . .

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