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ZABRISKIE, Abraham Oothout, jurist, born in Greenbush (now East Albany), New York, 10 June, 1807; died in Truckee. Cal.. 27 June, 1873. He was graduated at Princeton in 1825, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1828. He practised for two years in Newark, and then removed to Hackensack, New Jersey, where he remained till 1849. He was reporter of the supreme court of New Jersey from 1848 till 1856. Removing to Jersey City from Hackensack, he was elected to the state senate, and took an important part in framing the city charter of 1851 and in other legislation. He became chancellor of New Jersey in 1866, and died while he was on a journey soon after the completion of his term.
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