Abram Poindexter Maury

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Abram Poindexter Maury
United States Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1839
Personal details
Born December 26, 1801
Franklin, Tennessee
Died July 22, 1848
Franklin, Tennessee
Political party Anti-Jacksonian

Whig

Spouse(s) Mary Eliza Tennessee Claiborne
Children Martha Thomas Maury

Sarah Claiborne Maury

Mary Ferdinand Maury

Elizabeth James Maury

Josephine Maury

Abram Poindexter Maury Jr.

Septima Maury

Octavia Maury

Ferdinand Claiborne Maury

Profession newspaper editor

lawyer

politician

Abram Poindexter Maury (December 26, 1801 – July 22, 1848) was an American politician, who represented Tennessee's eighth district in the United States House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Maury was born near Franklin, Tennessee on the plantation of his father, Abraham "Abram" Maury, Jr. After his preparatory studies during which he was the editor of a newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of sixteen, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1820. However he left the following year to pursue the study of law and edit a newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1826, he married Mary Eliza Tennessee Claiborne (1806-1852), daughter of Sarah Terrell Lewis and Dr. Thomas Augustine Claiborne, whose family was politically well connected in the South.[1]

Career[edit]

Maury was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1831, 1832, 1843 and 1844. He was admitted to the bar in 1839 and practiced in Williamson County, Tennessee.

Elected as a White supporter to the Twenty-fourth Congress by Tennessee's eighth district and re-elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress, Mauty served from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1839.[2] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838.

Maury resumed the practice of law in Williamson County, Tennessee and also engaged in literary pursuits and lecturing. He served in the Tennessee Senate in 1845 and 1846.[3]

Death[edit]

Maury died near Franklin, Tennessee July 22, 1848 (age 46 years, 209 days) and was interred in the family cemetery at Founders Pointe near Franklin, Tennessee.[4] His father, Abram Poindexter Maury, Sr., was a member of the Tennessee Senate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abram Poindexter Maury". William L. Clements Library University of Michigan. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Abram Poindexter Maury". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Abram Poindexter Maury". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Abram Poindexter Maury". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 

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