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.