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Name  Chauncey Abbott
Alma mater  Middlebury College
Spouse(s)  Jane Strong
Political party  Whig Party

Chauncey Abbott Col Chauncey Abbott 1816 1890 Find A Grave Memorial
Born  September 16, 1815 Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. (1815-09-16)
Died  January 30, 1872(1872-01-30) (aged 56) Schuyler, Nebraska, U.S.
Children  Annie Abbott Maxwell Abbott Samuel Abbott

Resting place  Forest Hill Cemetery

Chauncey Abbott (September 16, 1815 – January 30, 1872) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin and as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly during the 1800s.


Chauncey Abbott Col Chauncey Abbott 1816 1890 Find A Grave Memorial

Early life

Abbott was born in Madison, Wisconsin and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont. He read law and began practicing law in Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin before moving to Mineral Point, Wisconsin, where he became a law partner with Moses M. Strong. He then settled in Madison, where he formed a law practice with John Catlin, future acting governor of the Wisconsin Territory.

Political career

In 1848, Abbott ran as a Whig candidate for Secretary of State of Wisconsin, but lost the election. In 1850, he was the District Attorney of Dane County, Wisconsin and served in the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was the president of the Dane County Bar Association in 1858.

He was the Postmaster of Madison from 1850-1853, and President of Madison (now Mayor) from 1852-1853. From 1853-1856, he served as a regent for the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

In 1867, he moved to Vermont. He later moved to Schuyler, Nebraska and died in Nebraska on January 30, 1872. He is interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Personal life

Abbott married Jane Strong, Moses M. Strong's sister. They had three children together, Annie Abbott, Maxwell Abbott and Samuel Abbott.


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