Joel Abbot (politician)

Joel Abbot ( born March 17, 1776 in Richfield, Connecticut, † November 19, 1826 in Lexington, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1825 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joel Abbot studied beyond primary school with his father, a licensed physician, medicine. In 1794 he opened in Washington (Georgia ) own practice. At the same time he began a political career in his new home. Among other things, he was a member of the municipal council of the city of Washington. Between 1799 and 1811 he was several times as a delegate in the House of Representatives from Georgia. He was a member of which was founded by President Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party.

The Georgia State far discharged congressional elections of 1816 Abbot was the first parliamentary seat of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Richard Henry Wilde on March 4, 1817. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1825 four legislative sessions. In 1824 he abandoned a bid again.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Abbot was first again worked as a doctor. However, he could not last much longer work in this occupation because of illness. He died on November 19, 1826 in Lexington, and was buried in Washington.