ABBOTT, John Edward, lawyer, was born in Norridgewock, Maine, Nov. 30, 1845, son of the Hon. John L. and Elizabeth T. (Allen) Abbott. His education was acquired in the public schools of his native place and at Newton, Mass., until 1862. He entered Yale in the class of 1869, and was graduated at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1869. He studied law in the office of his father and was admitted to the Suffolk bar in 1872, entering into partnership with his father in 1876. He was a member of the Massachusetts legislature in 1893 and 1894. He married June 12, 1878, Alice G. Cochrane, daughter of the Hon. M. N. Cochrane of Compton, Canada, senator in the Dominion parliament.