Abram Poindexter Maury as an American politician that represented Tennessee's eighth district in the United States House of Representatives. He was born near Franklin, Tennessee on December 26, 1801. He completed preparatory studies and was the editor of a newspaper in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of sixteen. In 1820 he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, but left the following year to study law and edit a newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee.
He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1831, 1832, 1843, and 1844. He was admitted to the bar in 1839 and practiced in Williamson County, Tennessee. He was elected as a White supporter to the Twenty-fourth Congress by Tennessee's eighth district and re-elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838.
He resumed the practice of law in Williamson County. He also engaged in literary pursuits and lecturing. He served in the Tennessee Senate in 1845 and 1846. He died near Franklin, Tennessee on July 22, 1848. He was interred in the family cemetery at his home near Franklin, Tennessee. His father, Abram Poindexter Maury, Sr., was also a member of the Tennessee Senate.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.