Abraham Ellison Garrett

Abraham Ellison Garrett (* March 6, 1830 in Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee, † February 14, 1907 in Carthage, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1871 and 1873 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Abraham Garrett attended the common schools and the Poplar Springs College in Kentucky. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to practice in his new profession in Livingston. He also worked in agriculture. During the Civil War he was a lieutenant colonel in the army of the Union. He belonged to a unit from Tennessee. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1865, Garrett was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Tennessee. From 1865 to 1866 he sat as a Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives of the State. In the congressional elections of 1870 he was in the third electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Brickly Stokes on March 4, 1871. As he defeated Republican William Crutchfield in the elections of 1872, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1873.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Garrett withdrew from politics. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on February 14, 1907 in Carthage.