Abram Poindexter Maury

Abram Poindexter Maury (* December 26, 1801 in Franklin, Tennessee; † July 22, 1848 ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1839 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Abram Maury was a distant cousin of Maury Maverick (1895-1954), who was sitting 1935-1939 for the State of Texas in Congress. After primary school, he was already at the age of 16 years, published a newspaper in St. Louis ( Missouri). In 1820 he enrolled at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. But he broke this training as early as a year later. Instead, he began studying law; He also gave out a newspaper in Nashville. Since the early 1830s, Maury was also politically active. He joined the opposition to President Andrew Jackson. Later he became a member of the Whig Party, founded in 1835. In the years 1831 and 1832 and again from 1843 to 1844 was Maury deputy in the House of Representatives from Tennessee.

In the congressional elections of 1834 he was in the eighth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of David W. Dickinson on March 4, 1835. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1839 two legislative sessions. This was until 1837 still dominated by discussions on the policies of President Jackson. In 1838 Maury declined to run again for Congress. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked as an attorney in Williamson County. He also dealt with literary matters. In the years 1845 and 1846 he was a member of the Senate of Tennessee. He died on 22 July 1848.