John T. Abbott

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John True Abbott (1850 – March 8, 1914) was a United States diplomat and lawyer


Born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., he was the son of Rev. Stephen G. and Sarah Burbank (Cheney) Abbott, and he married Alice E. Merriman in 1874. Abbott was educated at Bates College, and read law. As an attorney, he served as city solicitor and counsel to the Santo Domingo Development Company. He was nominated as Minister to Colombia in 1889, and served to 1893.[1] He is interred at the Woodland Cemetery in Keene, N.H.


  1. ^ "John T. Abbott Dead: Former Minister to Colombia Dies After Long Illness," New York Times, March 9, 1914.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Dabney H. Maury
United States Minister to Colombia
June 22, 1889 – July 17, 1893
Succeeded by
L. F. McKinney