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Pennsylvania State Senate

Abram D Harlan



Session Position District Party
1885-1886 19 Republican
1887-1888 19 Republican
1889-1890 19 Republican
1891-1892 19 Republican
 Counties   Chester


1833 - 1908

Born on Sept. 3, 1833, West Marlborough, Chester County, Abram was the son of Ezekial and Elizabeth (Buller) Harlan; educated in public and private schools; merchant; real estate; entered Christian Commission, April 1862, caregiver of war casualties at Fortress Monroe, Harrison Landing, Washington, and Antietam.  He enlisted as a private, Oct. 1862, in an independent cavalry company; 1st Lt. and regimental Quartermaster of the 157th Regt., PVI; discharged February 27, 1863.  After the war, he served as transcribing clerk for state House of Representatives, 1864; message clerk, 1865-1867; assistant clerk for the state Constitutional Convention, 1872-1873; clerk of the U.S. Internal Revenue Dept., 1872-1874; asst. cashier at Customs, Port of Philadelphia through 1882; elected school director at Coatesville (20 yrs.); state Senate to fill a vacancy, 1883; re-elected 1884 and 1888; married Ellen Abigail Whyte, 1885; passed away in Chester County, 1908.
Senator Harlan, 1873 Constitutional Convention Album, DeLorma Imbrie, PSA.