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Amos Abbott


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Updated: 2016-05-30T00:04Z
Amos Abbott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1849
Preceded byCaleb Cushing
Succeeded byJames H. Duncan
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1835–1837
In office
1843
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
1840–1842
Personal details
BornSeptember 10, 1786
Andover, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 2, 1868 (aged 82)
Andover, Massachusetts
Political partyWhig

Amos Abbott (September 10, 1786, Andover, Massachusetts – November 2, 1868, Andover, Massachusetts) was a United States Congressman from Massachusetts.

Son of Jeduthan Abbott (1749–1810) and Hannah Poor (1754–1823), he was born in Andover, Essex, MA, USA. He Married Ester West (1796-?) on December 6, 1812. They had two children Alfred Amos Abbott, and Elizabeth Amos Abbott.

He worked as a merchant, a highway surveyor, a market clerk, town clerk, town treasurer, a member of the school committee, a business executive. In 1833, he was one of the founders of the Boston & Portland railway, which later changed its name to the Boston & Maine Railroad, and served as its director from 1834 to 1841. He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1835 to 1837 and in 1843. He was a member of the Massachusetts Senate from 1840 to 1842.

Abbott was elected as a Whig to the United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1849.

Following his term in Congress, he returned to his earlier mercantile activities and served as the postmaster in Andover, where he died, aged 82.

References

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Caleb Cushing
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1843–March 3, 1849
Succeeded by
James H. Duncan



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