Joel Abbot (politician)

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This article is about the member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Georgia. For United States Navy officer in the War of 1812, see Joel Abbot.

Joel Abbot (March 17, 1776 – November 19, 1826) was a United States Representative from Georgia. He practiced as a physician.

Born in Ridgefield, Connecticut on March 17, 1776, Abbott moved to Washington, Georgia, in 1794 and practiced medicine. He was member of the Washington, Georgia city council. He also served a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, 1799, 1802–1804, 1808, and 1811. He was elected as a Republican to the 15th United States Congress and was reelected as a Republican to the two succeeding Congresses (16th and 17th), Abbott then successfully ran for reelection as a Crawford Republican to the 18th Congress and his congressional service spanned from March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1825.

After his congressional service, Abbott returned to the practice of medicine. He was also a delegate to the convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to prepare the first National Pharmacopoeia. He died on November 19, 1826, in Lexington, Georgia, and was buried in Rest Haven Cemetery in Washington, Georgia.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard Henry Wilde
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1825
Succeeded by
Charles Eaton Haynes