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 Abram Stevens Hewitt

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Birth
Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, USA
Death
18 Jan 1903 (aged 80)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot
Section 97, Lot 3932
Memorial ID
4029 View Source

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Columbia College in 1842, studied law, was admitted to in 1845, but due his eyesight failing, he engaged in the iron business with Peter Cooper and established metal works in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was appointed one of the ten United States scientific commissioners to visit the French Exposition Universelle, in 1867 and made a report on iron and steel, which was published by Congress. He also organized and managed the Cooper Union for the advancement of science and art. In 1875, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, serving until 1879 and reelected to the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses, serving (1881-86). After leaving Congress, he was Mayor of New York City, (1887-88), a member of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, in 1900 and was a trustee of Columbia University, from 1901, until his death.

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Columbia College in 1842, studied law, was admitted to in 1845, but due his eyesight failing, he engaged in the iron business with Peter Cooper and established metal works in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was appointed one of the ten United States scientific commissioners to visit the French Exposition Universelle, in 1867 and made a report on iron and steel, which was published by Congress. He also organized and managed the Cooper Union for the advancement of science and art. In 1875, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, serving until 1879 and reelected to the Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses, serving (1881-86). After leaving Congress, he was Mayor of New York City, (1887-88), a member of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, in 1900 and was a trustee of Columbia University, from 1901, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 19 Nov 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 4029
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/4029/abram-stevens-hewitt: accessed ), memorial page for Abram Stevens Hewitt (31 Jul 1822–18 Jan 1903), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4029, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.