Senator Harlan, 1873 Constitutional Convention Album, DeLorma Imbrie, PSA.
1st Lieutenant Abram Douglas “Abraham” Harlan (R19) Chester County 1883-1892
1st Lieutenant Abram Douglas “Abraham” Harlan, born September 3, 1833, West Marlborough, Chester County, son of Ezekial and Elizabeth (Buller) Harlan; educated in public and private schools; merchant; real estate; 1st lieutenant Civil War (1862-1863); Elected Pennsylvania State Senate 1883-1892; married, Elizabeth Boyd Scott Harlan (m.1857–d.1883), Ellen Abigail Baldwin Harlan (m. 1885- d.1896) and Olive O. Wilcox Harlan (m. 1899) three children Walter Lourie Harlan 1858–1858, Justin Edward Harlan 1860–1935 and Wallace S. Harlan 1862–1924; died June 11, 1908 (aged 74) Gloucester County, New Jersey, interment Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania. (i)
Enlisted, private, October 1862, 1st Lieutenant, regimental Quartermaster, 157th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; discharged February 27, 1863.
Served, transcribing clerk for state House of Representatives, 1864; massager clerk, of same body 1865, 1866 and 1867; delegate Chester County, Republican State Convention, 1872; assistant clerk, State Constitutional Convention, 1872- 1873; clerk, United States Internal Revenue Department, 1872-1874; assistant cashier, Customs, Port of Philadelphia 1874-1882 under Honorable A. P. Tutton and Major General John F. Hartranft; elected school director at Coatesville (20 yrs.).
Pennsylvania State Senate, vacancy, (James B. Everhart) 1883; re-elected 1884 and 1888, resigned, June 16, 1891; member Finance, Insurance and Centennial Affairs Committees.
Names of any service after Senate –year(s):
Marshal, United States Circuit Court of Appeals 3rd circuit.
Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1888) Cochran, T.B., Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 643 and 676-678.