Abbott, Amos

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  • Born September 10,1786 - Died November 1868
  • Lived in the Issac Abbott Tavern on Elm Street and later at 112 Main Street.
  • Held many town offices, was a State Representative and Senator and a U.S. Representative (Whig) from 1843-1849
  • He was the first president of the Andover Institution of Savings.
  • Founder of the Boston and Portland Railroad (later the Boston & Maine Railroad).
  • A portrait of Amos Abbot painted by Thomas Buchanan Read was presented to the Memorial Hall Library Board of Trustees in December 1982 when Mr. Abott was approximately fifty-five years old.

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