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  Abbott, Josiah Gardner
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NameJosiah Gardner Abbott
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Boston, Massachusetts , United States
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Born November 01, 1814
DiedJuly 02, 1891 (76 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Dec 27, 2014 01:51am
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InfoABBOTT, Josiah Gardner, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Mass., November 1, 1814; attended the Chelmsford Academy, Concord, Mass.; graduated from Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1832; LL.D., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., 1862, teacher; lawyer, private practice; member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1836; member of the Massachusetts state senate, 1841-1842; aide to Massachusetts Governor Marcus Morton, 1843; master in chancery, 1850-1855; member of the Massachusetts state constitutional convention, 1853; justice of the superior court, Suffolk County, Mass., 1855-1858; overseer of Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1859-1865; several times was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for United States Senator; declined an appointment to the supreme court bench in 1860; declined the Democratic nomination for attorney general in 1861; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Rufus S. Frost to the Forty-fourth Congress (July 28, 1876-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; member of the Electoral Commission created by the act of Congress approved January 29, 1877, to decide the presidential election of 1876; died on June 2, 1891, in Wellesley Hills, near Boston, Mass.; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newton Lower Falls, Mass.

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  11/05/1878 MA Governor Lost 3.96% (-48.59%)
  11/03/1874 MA District 4 - Revised Vote Totals Won 52.93% (+5.86%)
  11/03/1874 MA District 4 Lost 49.21% (-1.59%)
  01/19/1869 MA US Senate Lost 6.27% (-87.08%)
  11/08/1864 MA District 4 Lost 34.52% (-30.95%)
  01/15/1863 MA US Senate Lost 23.37% (-51.09%)
  11/04/1862 MA District 4 Lost 47.87% (-4.27%)
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