Franklin Pierce Weller was a long serving druggist on Capitol Hill, starting in the 1890s, operating his business for several decades. During the early eighties he served as a pharmacist in the United States Navy on board the U. S. S. Galena. Upon his retirement from the Navy he engaged in private practice and opened a drug store in Washington at 755 Eighth Street, SE which has been a landmark for a generation.
He served in the hospital corps of the District National Guard for 27 years. He was a member of the Metropolitan Presbyterian Church, of the De Molay Commandery, Knights Templar, and St. John’s Lodge, F. A. A. M.