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Edward Marvin Abrams

Edward Marvin Abrams, American construction company executive.


  • Abrams, Edward Marvin was born on March 13, 1927 in South Bend, Indiana, United States. Son of Alfred Robert and Sara Lee (Kaufman) Abrams.

  • Education

    • Student, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1948. Bachelor of Science cum laude, University Notre Dame, 1950. Graduate, Naval Officer Candidate School, 1951.


    • President Abrams Industries, Inc., Atlanta, 1953-1995, chairman board directors, 1995-1998, chairman executive committee, 1998—2004, chairman emeritus, from 2004. Member faculty University of Shopping Centers, Georgia advisory board Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.


    Member interreligious affairs committee American Jewish Committee, since 1969, chairman Atlanta chapter, 1971-1973, member national task force on social club discrimination. Member advisory council College Arts and Letters, University Notre Dame, since 1972, chairman, 1977-1978. Co-chairman Georgia region National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1977-1978.

    Active United Way Metro Atlanta. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1947, 50-52. Member International Council Shopping Centers, Georgia Engineering Society, Atlanta Chamber C. (chairman aviation task force committee 1981, advisory board 1999-2000), Notre Dame Alumni Association, Commerce Club (Atlanta), Notre Dame Club (Atlanta).


    • Married Ann Uhry, October 11, 1953. Children: Alan Ralph, Laurie, James Andrew.
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    Died February 22, 2007
    (aged 79)
    • 1948
      Georgia Institute of Technology
    • 1950
      University Notre Dame
    • 1951
      Naval Officer Candidate School
    • 1953 - 1995
      President, Abrams Industries
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa