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Nehemiah ABBOTT

(1804-1877)

ABBOTT, Nehemiah, a Representative from Maine; born in Sidney, Maine, March 29, 1804; studied law at the Litchfield (Conn.) Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice at Calais, Maine; moved to Columbus, Miss., in 1839 and continued the practice of law; returned to Maine in 1840 and settled in Belfast, Waldo County, where he resumed the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1842, 1843, and 1845; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for reelection in 1858; engaged in the practice of his profession until his death; mayor of Belfast in 1865 and 1866; died in Belfast, Maine, July 26, 1877; interment in Grove Cemetery.

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

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