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John A. Weekes

Lawyer

Centurion, 1865–1901

Full Name John Abeel Weekes

Born 17 January 1820 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 23 May 1901 in Oyster Bay, New York

Proposed by Edward Delano, Charles H. Ogden, and William J. Hoppin

Elected 1 April 1865 at age forty-five

Century Memorial

John A. Weekes, who was in his eighty-first year [sic] at the time of his death, was one of the oldest and most highly respected lawyers of the city. He was for many years the head of the firm of Weekes & De Forest, whose practice was very extended. Mr. Weekes seldom appeared in court, his work being confined to the office; he had a solid reputation as a safe and faithful adviser and a sound lawyer. In the words of one of the Justices of this district, “he was a good and true man, whose life was well spent in the honorable pursuit of his calling.”

Edward Cary
1902 Century Association Yearbook