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Harvey R. Abraham
Member of the State Assembly
from the Winnebago County district

In office
1947–1960
Personal details
Born (1895-01-15)January 15, 1895
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died November 18, 1973(1973-11-18) (aged 78)
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jessie Abraham
Alma mater Oshkosh Business College
Profession Photographic processor
Real estate salesman
Politician

Harvey R. Abraham (Jan. 15, 1895 – November 18, 1973) was an American photographic processor, real estate salesman and politician. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly during the 1900s.

Early lifeEdit

Abraham was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, educated in the public schools and graduated from Oshkosh Business College.[1] He worked as a sheet metal construction worker before serving overseas in combat duty in the United States Army during World War I.[2][3][4] Following his military service, he worked in photographic processing, real estate and as a travelling salesman. He was a member of the American Legion and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.[5][6]

Political careerEdit

Abraham was a member of the Oshkosh City Council.[7] He served as a Republican member of the State Assembly from 1947-1960. While in the Assembly, he was Chairman of the Committee on Excise and Fees and a member of the Judiciary Committee and the State Natural Resources Committee.[8][9]

He died on November 18, 1973 in Oshkosh.[10][11]

Personal lifeEdit

Abraham and his wife Jessie were married on April 3, 1926.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Legislative Reference Bureau (1948). Blue Book. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 73. https://books.google.com/books?id=97QGAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=Harvey+R.+Abraham+Oshkosh+Business+College&source=bl&ots=P4lDLYGnCF&sig=RUfkcbx6AjRcnCtHkFHcL254l_0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZPMIU-SSKcjcyQG6hoHQBQ&ved=0CEIQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Harvey%20R.%20Abraham%20Oshkosh%20Business%20College&f=false. 
  2. Legislative Reference Bureau (1950). Wisconsin Blue Book, 1950. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 71. https://books.google.com/books?id=Z8NWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA71&lpg=PA71&dq=Harvey+R.+Abraham+wi+assembly&source=bl&ots=TbQEVax2DI&sig=qwiiYni7uS7J66zhAYXTqeVIO08&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7ewIU6uHDYf4yAGDjIGoAQ&ved=0CD8Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Harvey%20R.%20Abraham%20wi%20assembly&f=false. 
  3. "Abraham, Harvey R. 1895". Wisconsin Historical Society. http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=2216&term_type_id=1&term_type_text=people&letter=A. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  4. "Harvey R. Abraham". Political Graveyard. http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/abbra-abzug.html#797.89.27. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  5. "Officers of the Oshkosh Elks Club". Oshkosh Public Museum. http://oshkosh.pastperfect-online.com/20004cgi/mweb.exe?request=record&id=F9B9BB38-9738-4595-B7CE-077100659973&type=102. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  6. "Members of the Oshkosh Elks Club". Oshkosh Public Museum. http://oshkosh.pastperfect-online.com/20004cgi/mweb.exe?request=record&id=F1682B0F-065E-48E5-8F97-511699325256&type=102. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  7. "Oshkosh City Government Officers". Oshkosh Public Museum. http://oshkosh.pastperfect-online.com/20004cgi/mweb.exe?request=record&id=62EA311B-7DCC-4C0B-981C-483795534090&type=102. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  8. "Term: Abraham, Harvey R. 1895". Wisconsin Historical Societu. http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=2216&search_term=harvey. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  9. Wisconsin. Legislatur (1949). Final Bulletin of the Proceedings of the Wisconsin Legislature. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 1. https://books.google.com/books?id=CZNaAAAAIAAJ&pg=RA1-PA1&dq=Harvey+R.+Abraham+oshkosh+wi&hl=en&sa=X&ei=WfAIU8LaNsLIyAHvs4CgCg&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Harvey%20R.%20Abraham%20oshkosh%20wi&f=false. 
  10. Industrial Commission (1956). State of Wisconsin Blue Book. Industrial Commission. p. 66. https://books.google.com/books?id=TBxWAAAAMAAJ&q=Harvey+R.+Abraham+wi+state+assembly&dq=Harvey+R.+Abraham+wi+state+assembly&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LvIIU-T-DaPSyAGqlYHQCA&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA. 
  11. "Abraham, Harvey R.". Oshkosh Public Museum. http://oshkosh.pastperfect-online.com/20004cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=Abraham,%20Harvey%20R.;type=702. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  12. "Album from Harvey R. Abraham". Oshkosh Public Museum. http://oshkosh.pastperfect-online.com/20004cgi/mweb.exe?request=record&id=7E309123-E61F-456A-AB67-557115366937&type=102. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 

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