Representative Amos ABBOTT

YEARS 1786-1868
OFFICE Representative
STATE Massachusetts
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 28th (1843-1845), 29th (1845-1847), 30th (1847-1849)

Representative Amos ABBOTT Biography

ABBOTT, Amos, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Andover, Mass., September 10, 1786; attended the Bradford Academy; merchant; highway surveyor; market clerk, 1819-1822; town clerk, 1822, 1826, and 1828; town treasurer, 1824-1829; member of the school committee, 1828-1829, 1830; business executive; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1835-1837, 1843; member of the Massachusetts state senate, 1840-1842; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and to the two succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for reelection in 1848; postmaster, Andover, Mass., 1849-1853; died on November 2, 1868, in Andover, Mass.; interment in South Parish Cemetery, Andover, Mass. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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