MAURY, Abram Poindexter, (1801 - 1848)


MAURY, Abram Poindexter, (cousin of Fontaine Maury Maverick), a Representative from Tennessee; born near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., December 26, 1801; completed preparatory studies and was editor of a newspaper in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of sixteen; entered the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 1820, but left the following year to study law and edit a newspaper in Nashville, Tenn.; member of the state house of representatives in 1831, 1832, 1843, and 1844; was admitted to the bar in 1839 and practiced in Williamson County; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); was not a candidate for renomination in 1838; resumed the practice of law in Williamson County; also engaged in literary pursuits and lecturing; served in the state senate in 1845 and 1846; died near Franklin, Tenn., July 22, 1848; interment in the family cemetery at his home near Franklin, Tenn.