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Abram Wakeman (May 31, 1824 - June 29, 1889) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Early life

Born in Greenfield Hill, Connecticut, Wakeman completed preparatory studies and graduated from Herkimer Academy, New York. He studied law at Little Falls, New York. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1847. He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1850 and 1851.

Political career

Wakeman was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857). He was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856.

Later career

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Wakeman raised the Eighty-first Pennsylvania Volunteers. He served as postmaster of New York Citymarker from March 21, 1862, to September 18, 1864, and later as surveyor of the port of New York City. He resumed the practice of law.

Wakeman died in New York Citymarker, New Yorkmarker June 29, 1889. He was interred in Green-Wood Cemeterymarker, Brooklyn, New Yorkmarker.


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