Abraham Robinson McIlvaine Photo

Abraham Robinson McIlvaine

Born: Aug 14, 1804

Death: Aug 22, 1863

Nationality: United States

Abraham Robinson McIlvaine

Date of Birth : Aug 14, 1804
Date of Death : Aug 22, 1863

Abraham Robinson McIlvaine was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Abraham R. McIlvaine was born in Ridley, Pennsylvania. He engaged in agricultural pursuits in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1836 and 1837. McIlvaine was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War during the Twenty-eighth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1848. He resumed agricultural interests and also engaged in the iron business. He died on his estate, “Springton Manor Farm” in Chester County in 1863. Interment in Caln Orthodox Quaker Meeting Burial Ground near Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Reinterment in Northwood Cemetery in Downingtown.

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