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Amos ABBOTT

(1786-1868)

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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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