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Abram Wakeman

Born on 1824, died in 1889.
State: New York.
Party: Republican.
Member: Representative.

  • A Representative from New York.
  • Born in Greenfield Hill, Fairfield County, Conn., May 31, 1824.
  • Completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Herkimer Academy, New York.
  • Studied law at Little Falls, N.Y.
  • Was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1847.
  • Member of the State assembly in 1850 and 1851.
  • Elected as a Whig to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857).
  • Unsuccessful Republican candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress.
  • Delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856.
  • At the outbreak of the Civil War raised the Eighty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers.
  • Postmaster of New York City from March 21, 1862, to September 18, 1864.
  • Surveyor of the port of New York City.
  • Resumed the practice of law.
  • Died in New York City June 29, 1889.

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