Representative Abram Poindexter MAURY

YEARS 1801-1848
OFFICE Representative
STATE Tennessee
POLITICAL PARTY Anti-Jacksonian, Whig
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 24th (1835-1837), 25th (1837-1839)

Representative Abram Poindexter MAURY Biography

MAURY, Abram Poindexter, (cousin of Fontaine Maury Maverick), a Representative from Tennessee; born near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., December 26, 1801; completed preparatory studies and was editor of a newspaper in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of sixteen; entered the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 1820, but left the following year to study law and edit a newspaper in Nashville, Tenn.; member of the state house of representatives in 1831, 1832, 1843, and 1844; was admitted to the bar in 1839 and practiced in Williamson County; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); was not a candidate for renomination in 1838; resumed the practice of law in Williamson County; also engaged in literary pursuits and lecturing; served in the state senate in 1845 and 1846; died near Franklin, Tenn., July 22, 1848; interment in the family cemetery at his home near Franklin, Tenn. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

University of North Carolina Southern Historical Collection Chapel Hill, NC Papers: In Maury family papers, 1788-1888. 77 items. In part copies. Chiefly his family and business papers.


Abram Poindexter MAURY Committee Assignments

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