06/04/1877 - 11/08/1940

ABBOTT, Edwin M., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, June 4, 1877 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Central High School; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1896; lawyer (1896-1940); elected as a Fusion Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1911 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1913 term; gubernatorial appointee, chair, Pennsylvania State Commission on Revision and Amendment of the Penal Laws (1913-1915); appointed, chair, Commission on Compensation of Prisoners (1913-1917); special assistant solicitor, Philadelphia (1924, 1936); attorney, State Department of Justice (1931-1935); died, November 8, 1940 in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interred, Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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