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Morris Berthold Abram
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1918
Fitzgerald
Ben Hill County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 2000
Geneva, Switzerland

He attended the University of Georgia, where he excelled academically. At UGA, he was a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society. Abram then earned a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.He was forced to forgo a Rhodes scholarship because of the Second World War, he later attended Oxford University and earned a master's degree .

As a civil rights activist, Abram was instrumental in ending the County Unit System of voting in Georgia.

Abram was deeply affected by the Holocaust and later became an ardent supporter of Jewish causes.

He held a variety of high level positions: chief counsel of the Peace Corps and partner at the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

After being diagnosed with cancer, Abram published a memoir titled "The Day is Short". He died of a viral infection .

He had five children, Ruth Abram, Annie Abram, Morris Abram, Adam Abram, and Joshua Abram. 
 
Inscription:
He established one man, one vote
as a principle of American law
 
Burial:
Woodside Cemetery
Yarmouth Port
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: ditdit
Record added: Jun 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53751477
Morris Berthold Abram
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Morris Berthold Abram
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Morris Berthold Abram
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