Chauncey Abbott
  • Madison's 5th Village President 1852
  • Lived: Sep 16, 1815 - Jan 30, 1872
  • Interred at Forest Hill Cemetery

  • Abbott was defeated in the election for Fourth Ward alderman in the first city election.
  • He graduated from Middleton College in Vermont, tutored in Virginia from 1837 to 1838, then moved to Fort Winnebago in 1841 to practice law.
  • After coming to Madison in 1843 he went to Mineral Point, formed a law partnership with Moses Strong, and married Strong's sister.
  • Two years later he returned to Madison and partnered with John Catlin.
  • In 1848 he was the Whig candidate for secretary of state, but lost.
  • He was elected district attorney of Dane County and to the assembly in 1850.
  • From 1850 to 1853 he was Madison's postmaster.
  • In 1852 he ran for Congress, but lost.
  • Abbott was the local pension agent after the Civil War, and was a UW regent.