Abraham B. Venable


Abraham B. Venable

Infobox Senator
name=Abraham Bedford Venable


jr/sr and state=Senior Senator, Virginia
party=Anti-Administration, Democratic-Republican
term=December 7, 1803 – June 7, 1804
preceded=John Taylor
succeeded=William Branch Giles
date of birth=birth date|1758|11|20|mf=y
place of birth=Prince Edward County, Virginia, U.S.
date of death=death date|1811|12|26|mf=y
place of death=Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
spouse=
profession=Politician, Lawyer, Farmer, Bank President

Abraham Bedford Venable (November 20, 1758 – December 26, 1811) was a representative and senator from Virginia. He was the uncle of congressman Abraham Watkins Venable.

Born on "State Hill", a farm in what is now Worsham, Virginia, Venable attended Hampden-Sydney College and later graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1780. He worked as a planter and studied law in his hometown, eventually being admitted to the bar in 1784. He started practice at the Prince Edward Court House in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He later got involved in politics and was elected to the second congress, serving from 1791 to 1799. He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections in the fourth congress. He was later elected to the senate to fill a vacancy, serving from 1803 to 1804 when he resigned to become president of First National Bank in Virginia. He died in 1811 in a theater fire in Richmond, Virginia. His ashes were placed under a rock at Monumental Church in Richmond with the ashes of other victims of the fire including Virginia Governor George William Smith.

External links

* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7685267 Abraham B. Venable] at Find A Grave
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/venable.html Abraham B. Venable] at The Political Graveyard


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