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For the American architect Charles Peter Weeks (1870-1928), see Weeks and Day.
Charles Sinclair Weeks

In office
February 8, 1944 – December 19, 1944
Preceded by Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Succeeded by Leverett Saltonstall

In office
January 21, 1953 – November 10, 1958
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by Charles W. Sawyer
Succeeded by Lewis L. Strauss

Born June 15, 1893(1893-06-15)
Newton, Massachusetts
Died February 7, 1972 (aged 78)
Concord, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Banker
Military service
Service/branch United States National Guard
United States Army
Battles/wars World War I

Charles Sinclair Weeks (June 15, 1893 – February 7, 1972), better known as Sinclair Weeks, was United States Secretary of Commerce from January 21, 1953 to November 10, 1958 under Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was also the mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, from 1930 to 1935, and a United States Senator from Massachusetts from February 1944, when he was appointed by Governor Leverett Saltonstall following the resignation of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., who went to serve in World War II, until December 1944, when a new senator was elected. Weeks did not run in that election.

Born in West Newton, Massachusetts, Weeks graduated from Harvard University, served on the U.S.-Mexico border with the National Guard in 1916, and served in World War I. He was a businessman in various industries for much of his adult life, before, after and during his political activity. Weeks was a member of the Republican Party. He served as a member of the Republican National Committee from 1941 to 1953 and served as treasurer of the party from 1940 to 1944.

Weeks was president of the American Enterprise Association from 1946 to 1950.

Weeks' father, John W. Weeks (1860-1926), was a United States congressman and senator from Massachusetts and the United States Secretary of War from 1921 to 1925.

He died in 1972 in Concord, Massachusetts.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
United States Senator (Class 2) from Massachusetts
Served alongside: David I. Walsh
Succeeded by
Leverett Saltonstall
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
John O'Leary
President of the American Enterprise Association
Succeeded by
Lewis H. Brown
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Sawyer
United States Secretary of Commerce
Served under: Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 21, 1953–November 10, 1958
Succeeded by
Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss


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