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Abraham B Venable, born November 20, 1758, died in Richmond Theatrefire December 26, 1811; was President of the Bank of Virginia, andUnited States Senator from Virginia.
Occupation: United States Senator from Virginia Longwood House
Abraham Bedford Venable, b. at "Slate Hill", Prince Edward Co, Va, Nov 20, 1758 and d. burned in the Richmond Theater disaster, Dec 26, 1811. His name is conspicuously on the roll of the victims at the entrance of the Memorial Church, erected on the spot where the theater stood. He studied at Hampden-Sidney Academy; A.B. Princeton, 1780. He was a member of the US House of Representatives, March 4, 1791; March 3, 1799; the United States Senate, Dec 7, 1803-'04; June 7, 1804, he was appointed by Washington to found the first bank of Virginia, of which he became first president. He was a lawyer of ability and a trustee of Hampden-Sidney College from 1790 to his death. He never married-From the book-Venables of Virginia by Elizabeth Marshall Venable