Abraham Edwards

Abraham Edwards (September 7, 1796 – February 5, 1870) was a Massachusetts politician who served as the fifth Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Abraham Edwards
Fifth Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts[1]
In office
April 1854  January 1855
Preceded byJames D. Green
Succeeded byZebina L. Raymond
Personal details
BornSeptember 7, 1796
Boston, Massachusetts[1]
DiedFebruary 5, 1870[1]
Cambridge, Massachusetts[1]
Spouse(s)Anne Moore[1]
Alma materHarvard

Early life

Edwards was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Abraham and Martha Edwards on September 7, 1796.[1]

Family life

Edwards married Anne Moore.[1]


Edwards prepared for college under the tutorship of Charles Folsom.[1] After studying under Folsom, Edwards entered Harvard.[1] Edwards graduated from Harvard in 1819.[1] After his graduation from Harvard, Edwards went on to study law with Judge Fay.[1]

Professional career

Edwards was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in Middlesex County, in September 1822.[1] Edwards began his practice of law in Brighton, Massachusetts,[1] which was in Middlesex County at the time.

In 1832 Edwards moved to Cambridge.[1][2]

Political career

Edwards was elected the fifth Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts,[3] serving from April 1854 to January 1855.


Edwards died in Cambridge on February 5, 1870.[1]


  1. Davis, William Thomas (1895), Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Volume I., Boston, MA: The Boston History Company, p. 338.
  2. Palmer, Joseph (1872), The Necrology of Alumni of Harvard College, 1869-1872, Boston, MA: Harvard Alumni Association. Printed by JOHN WILSON AND SON, p. 49.
  3. Gilman, Arthur (1896), The Cambridge of Eighteen Hundred and Ninety-Six: A Picture of the City and its Industries Fifty Years After Its Incorporation, Verona, VA: McClure Printing Co., p. 63. ASIN: B000NRCE04
Political offices
Preceded by
James D. Green
Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
April 1854 - January 1855
Succeeded by
Zebina L. Raymond

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