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Weeks, Sinclair (15 June 1893–07 February 1972), industrialist, Republican party official, and secretary of commerce, was born in West Newton, Massachusetts, the son of John Wingate Weeks and Martha Aroline Sinclair. His father, a founder of the Boston brokerage house of Hornblower & Weeks, was a Republican who served as mayor of Newton, congressman, U.S. senator, and secretary of war. His staunch conservatism and commitment to public service were powerful influences on his son....