Nehemiah Abbott

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Nehemiah Abbott (Maine Congressman)

Nehemiah Abbott (March 29, 1804 – July 26, 1877) was a United States Representative from Maine. He was born in Sidney, studied law at the Litchfield, Connecticut Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1836 and began his practice at Calais, Maine.

In 1839 Abbott moved to Columbus, Mississippi, where he continued the practice of law, but the following year he returned to Maine and settled in Belfast, Waldo County, where he resumed the practice of law. In 1842 and 1843 he was a member of the Maine House of Representatives.[1] He was elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1859. He did not run for reelection, but continued to practice law, and served as the mayor of Belfast in 1865 and 1866. He died in Belfast.


  1. ^ [1] Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved 14 June 2008.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
E. Wilder Farley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Succeeded by
Ezra B. French