|Born||September 23, 1846
|Died||April 30, 1938
|Children||Samuel Élie Paul Abram
Maurice David Joseph Abram
Benjamin Abram (1846-1938) was a French lawyer and politician. He served as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1888 to 1896. He was the third Jewish Mayor of Aix-en-Provence, and abandoned politics after the debacle of the antisemitic Dreyfus affair.
Benjamin Abram was born to a Jewish family on September 23, 1846 in Marseille. His father, Abraham Abram, was a businessman, and his mother was Précieuse Bédarrides. As a result, Jassuda Bédarrides (1804-1882), who served as the first Jewish Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1848 to 1849, was his maternal uncle. Another uncle, Salomon Bédarrides, went on to serve as the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1877 to 1884.
A supporter of the Republic and a Freemason, he embarked upon a career in politics. He served on the General Council representing Lambesc from 1880 to 1898. He served as Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1888 to 1896, after being re-elected in 1892. After the Dreyfus affair of 1894-1906, he abandoned politics and returned to practising the Law. He received the Knighthood of the Legion of Honour in 1887.
He died on April 30, 1938 in Aix-en-Provence.
- Centre Darius Milhaud: Avenue Benjamin Abram
- Charles Cohen, Les Grandes Figures du barreau d'Aix-en-Provence, Paris: Société des Écrivains, 2004, p. 154
- Paul Masson, Henri Barré, Encyclopédie départementale des Bouches-du-Rhône, Marseille, 1913, vol. 11, p. 3
- Jean-Rémy Palanque, Le Diocèse d'Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence: Editions Beauchesne, 1975, p. 217 
|Mayor of Aix-en-Provence