Harvey R. Abraham

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Harvey R. Abraham
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Winnebago County district
In office
1947–1960
Personal details
Born (1895-01-15)January 15, 1895
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died November 18, 1973(1973-11-18) (aged 78)
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jessie Abraham
Alma mater Oshkosh Business College
Profession Photographic processor
Real estate salesman
Politician

Harvey R. Abraham (Jan. 15, 1895 – November 18, 1973) was an American photographic processor, real estate salesman and politician. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly during the 1900s.

Early life[edit]

Abraham was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, educated in the public schools and graduated from Oshkosh Business College.[1] He worked as a sheet metal construction worker before serving overseas in combat duty in the United States Army during World War I.[2][3][4] Following his military service, he worked in photographic processing, real estate and as a travelling salesman. He was a member of the American Legion and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.[5][6]

Political career[edit]

Abraham was a member of the Oshkosh City Council.[7] He served as a Republican member of the State Assembly from 1947-1960. While in the Assembly, he was Chairman of the Committee on Excise and Fees and a member of the Judiciary Committee and the State Natural Resources Committee.[8][9]

He died on November 18, 1973 in Oshkosh.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Abraham and his wife Jessie were married on April 3, 1926.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legislative Reference Bureau (1948). Blue Book. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 73. 
  2. ^ Legislative Reference Bureau (1950). Wisconsin Blue Book, 1950. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 71. 
  3. ^ "Abraham, Harvey R. 1895". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Harvey R. Abraham". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Officers of the Oshkosh Elks Club". Oshkosh Public Museum. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Members of the Oshkosh Elks Club". Oshkosh Public Museum. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Oshkosh City Government Officers". Oshkosh Public Museum. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Term: Abraham, Harvey R. 1895". Wisconsin Historical Societu. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ Wisconsin. Legislatur (1949). Final Bulletin of the Proceedings of the Wisconsin Legislature. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 1. 
  10. ^ Industrial Commission (1956). State of Wisconsin Blue Book. Industrial Commission. p. 66. 
  11. ^ "Abraham, Harvey R.". Oshkosh Public Museum. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Album from Harvey R. Abraham". Oshkosh Public Museum. Retrieved February 22, 2014.