Woodrow Wilson

Department of Politics

Henry Abraham

Henry J. Abraham, a University of Virginia professor emeritus who escaped Nazi Germany as a teenager and lived to become a foremost scholar of judicial law, died Feb. 26, 2020 in Charlottesville at the age of 98.

Abraham taught in UVA’s Department of Government and Foreign Affairs (now the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics) from 1972 to 1997. He continued to teach for many years through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which is affiliated with UVA and offers classes for senior adults.

He was devoted to constitutional law and judicial studies, writing textbooks still used today and teaching thousands of students.

From UVA Today, March 5, 2020

Professor Emeritus