Dittenhoefer, Abram Jesse
DITTENHOEFER, ABRAM JESSE
DITTENHOEFER, ABRAM JESSE (1836–1919), U.S. lawyer. Dittenhoefer, born in Charleston, South Carolina, son of German immigrants, was raised in New York City where he practiced law. A recognized authority on theatrical and copyright law, Dittenhoefer served as counsel to leading corporations and to the New York City Board of Aldermen. He was a judge of the City Court (1862–64). A lifelong Republican, Dittenhoefer cast an electoral vote in 1864 for Abraham Lincoln, was a delegate to Republican party national conventions, and served as chairman of the central committee of German Republicans for many years. He wrote How We Elected Lincoln: Personal Recollections of Lincoln and Men of his Time (1916).
National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, 36 (1950), 147–8; New York Times (Feb. 24, 1919), 13 (obituary).