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William Abraham (1840 – 2 August 1915) was an Irish Member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom House of Commons. He was born in Limerick.

Although a Protestant in religion, he became active in Irish Nationalist politics. He was a Treasurer of his party. He was involved in the Irish Land League in 1881 and served as Chairman of Limerick Board of Guardians (who administered the Poor Law in their district) 1882-1883 and 1885-1886.

Abraham represented three constituencies at the Palace of Westminster. He was elected MP for West Limerick at the 1885 general election and served until he retired in 1892. He sat as a Nationalist supporter of the Irish Parliamentary Party. In 1893, he was elected at a by-election for North-East Cork and sat until he was defeated in the January 1910 general election. He was unopposed at the by-election for Dublin Harbour in 1910, which he represented until his death in 1915.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for West Limerick
18851892
Succeeded by
Michael Austin
Preceded by
Michael Davitt
Member of Parliament for North-East Cork
1893January 1910
Succeeded by
William O'Brien
Preceded by
Timothy Charles Harrington
Member of Parliament for Dublin Harbour
1910 – 1915
Succeeded by
Alfred Byrne

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