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Former councilman Weaver dies

Robert E. Weaver, a former Ann Arbor city councilman and financial counsultant in the Washtenaw County area, died unexpectedly today at his California home. He was 52.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Weaver was a graduate of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. He came to Ann Arbor in 1955 and two years later formed the R. E. Weaver Company, a firm which worked with major insurance companies, pension funds and commercial banks to secure mortgage loan investments for homes and industrial developments. He was one of the original organizers of the former Huron Valley National Bank, now part of the state-wide Comerica Bank chain.

One of the principal projects in Ann Arbor which the Weaver company processed was the financing and construction of the high-rise University Towers apartment building on S. University Avenue.

Long an active worker in the Republican party, Weaver upset Democratic City Councilman Ernest L. Quenon in the spring of 1970, winning a council seat by 99 votes. Weaver was one of four Republicans to win City Council posts that year, reducing the Democratic majority to a single seat, 6 to 5. He served one term.

He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Meddick; his former wife, Rae Weaver of Ann Arbor; and two children, Stephen Crossley Weaver and Karen Cruthers Weaver, both of Ann Arbor.

A memorial service will be held in Ann Arbor at a time to be announced. Funeral services will be held in LaJolla, Calif.