George A. Abert

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George A. Abert
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Milwaukee County district
In office
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Milwaukee County district
In office
Member of the Wisconsin Senate
from the Milwaukee County district
In office
Personal details
Born (1840-10-22)October 22, 1840
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died March 27, 1918(1918-03-27) (aged 77)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Political party Democratic Party
Profession Manufacturer

George Ackerman Abert Jr. (October 22, 1840–March 27, 1918) was an American manufacturer, businessman and politician. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate during the 1800s.

Early life[edit]

Abert was born on October 22, 1840 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the first of eight children born to Louisa (née Ackerman; 1818–1889), a native of Bavaria, and George Abert Sr. (1817–1890), a native of Alsace, France. He attended the common schools in the area.[1] He was an iron founder and machine manufacturer by trade.[2]

Political career[edit]

Abert served as a Democratic member of the State Senate from 1877-1878.[3] In 1879, he was the City commission commissioner of public works.[4] He was a member of the State Assembly twice, serving from 1882-1883 and from 1893-1894.[5]


  1. ^ Smith & Cullaton, State Printers (1877). The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin. Smith & Cullaton, State Printers. p. 448. 
  2. ^ Wisconsin (1893). The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin for. Wisconsin. p. 647. 
  3. ^ Thomas William Herringshaw, Thomas William (1904). Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century: Accurate and Succinct Biographies of Famous Men and Women in All Walks of Life who are Or Have Been the Acknowledged Leaders of Life and Thought of the United States Since Its Formation. American Publishers' Association. p. 19. 
  4. ^ Atwood, David (1883). Blue Book for the State of Wisconsin, Volume 22. David Atwood, State Printer. p. 496. 
  5. ^ Legislative Reference Bureau (1913). The Wisconsin Blue Book. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 465.