Abraham Nott

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Abraham Nott
Intendant of Columbia, South Carolina
In office
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1801
Preceded byWilliam Smith
Succeeded byThomas Moore
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1768-02-05)February 5, 1768
Saybrook, Connecticut
DiedJune 19, 1830(1830-06-19) (aged 62)
Fairfield, South Carolina
Resting placeColumbia, South Carolina
Political partyFederalist
Alma materYale College
Occupationattorney, judge

Abraham Nott (February 5, 1768 – June 19, 1830) was a United States Representative from South Carolina. Born in Saybrook, Connecticut, he was educated in early life by a private teacher. He graduated from Yale College in 1787 and in 1788 moved to McIntosh County, Georgia, where he became a private tutor for one year. He moved to Camden, South Carolina, in 1789. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1791, beginning to practice in Union, South Carolina. He was a member of South Carolina House of Representatives from 1796 to 1797, and was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1799, to March 3, 1801. After leaving Congress, he resumed practicing law in Columbia in 1804, and was elected a member of the board of trustees of the University of South Carolina in 1805. He was Intendant of Columbia in 1807, and was elected judge of the South Carolina Circuit Court in 1810. He was president of the South Carolina Court of Appeals in 1824 and continued serving as a judge until his death.

Nott died in Fairfield, South Carolina and is interred in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Columbia. He was the father of Josiah C. Nott.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Abraham Nott (id: N000161)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Abraham Nott at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Moore