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Abel Huntington
Birth: Feb. 21, 1777
Norwich
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 18, 1858
East Hampton
Suffolk County
New York, USA

US Congressman. He moved with his family to East Hampton, New York, where he studied medicine with his father, a noted physician in Connecticut and New York. Abel Huntington became a doctor, practicing throughout Long Island and following his father in the office of Suffolk County Coroner. Huntington was appointed Surgeon of New York's Eighteenth Militia Regiment in 1816. He was a Presidential Elector in 1821, a New York State Senator in 1822, and East Hampton Town Supervisor from 1829 to 1832. In 1832 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Jacksonian. He was reelected in 1834 and served from 1833 to 1837. Huntington was East Hampton Town Supervisor again in 1844 and was a Delegate to the 1846 New York Constitutional Convention. From 1845 to 1849 he was US Collector of Customs at Sag Harbor. Huntington was also the longtime President of Clinton Academy's Board of Trustees. He was the grandfather of Doctor George Huntington, a noted physician and researcher who first identified the nervous system illness known as Huntington's Disease. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Children:
  Mariette Huntington Gardiner (1800 - 1882)*
  George Lee Huntington (1811 - 1881)*
 
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Burial:
South End Cemetery
East Hampton
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Dec 26, 2006
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