Marvin Abney

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Marvin Abney
Member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives
from the 73rd[1] district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded by J. Russell Jackson
Personal details
Born (1949-11-10) November 10, 1949 (age 68)
Texarkana, Texas
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Newport, Rhode Island
Alma mater Stephen F. Austin State University
Webster University
University of Rhode Island
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Major

Marvin L. Abney[2] (born November 10, 1949 in Texarkana, Texas) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives representing District 73 since January 1, 2013. During the legislative session beginning in 2015, Abney was one of three African-Americans in the Rhode Island Legislature.[3]


Abney earned his bachelor's degree in public administration from Stephen F. Austin State University (1975), his Master's degree in management from Webster University (1982), attended the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Munich, Germany (late 1980s), and earned his MBA from the University of Rhode Island (2000).[4]


  • 2012 When District 73 Democratic Representative J. Russell Jackson retired and left the seat open, Abney ran in the September 11, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 612 votes (70.1%)[5] and was unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 3,697 votes.[6]


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