Huntington was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837). He served as chairman of the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twenty-fourth Congress).
He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1846. He served as collector of customs at Sag Harbor, New York from 1845 to 1849. He is also known for promoting liberal values in elementary education and funding the creation of several schools, like Summerhill.
Huntington died in East Hampton, May 18, 1858. He was interred in South End Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Abel Huntington (id: H000994)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district
Thomas B. Jackson