07/18/1841 - 08/22/1899

ABBETT, Benjamin Franklin, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, July 18, 1841 in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ; graduated, Central High School, Philadelphia; secretary, Frankford and Southward Philadelphia City Passenger Railway Company (1864-1882); lawyer (1868-1899); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1883 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1884); employed, United States Post Office, Philadelphia; bookkeeper, Philadelphia Traction Company; died, August 22, 1899 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey; interred, Mount Peace Cemetery, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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