Joel Abbot (politician)
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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|
Richard Henry Wilde
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1825
Charles Eaton Haynes
- United States Congress. "Joel Abbot (id: A000003)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress, 1774-1989: Bicentennial Edition. United States: Government Printing Office, 1989. ISBN 0-16-006384-1
- Find a Grave site
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