Representative Joel ABBOT

YEARS 1776-1826
OFFICE Representative
STATE Georgia
POLITICAL PARTY Crawford Republican, Republican
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 15th (1817-1819), 16th (1819-1821), 17th (1821-1823), 18th (1823-1825)

Representative Joel ABBOT Biography

ABBOT, Joel, a Representative from Georgia; born in Ridgefield, Conn., March 17, 1776; physician; member of the Washington, Ga., city council; member of the Georgia state house of representatives, 1799, 1802-1804, 1808, and 1811; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and elected as a Crawford Republican to the Eighteenth (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1825); died on November 19, 1826, in Lexington, Ga.; interment in Rest Haven Cemetery, Washington, Ga. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts New York, NY Papers: 1819-1820, 0.1 linear foot. The papers include a letter from Joel Abbot to Dr. Samuel L. Mitchell introducing Mr. Asa Hoxey upon his arrival in New York dated 1820. A second letter from Joel Abbot is addressed to Thomas U.P. Charlton dated Feb 14, 1819.


Joel ABBOT Committee Assignments

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