Benjamin Abram (1846-1938) was a French lawyer and politician. He served as Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1888 to 1896. He was the third Jewish Mayor of Aix-en-Provence, and abandoned politics after the debacle of the antisemitic Dreyfus affair .
Benjamin Abram was born to a Jewish family on September 23, 1846 in Marseille .   His father, Abraham Abram, was a businessman, and his mother was Precious Bédarrides.  As a result, Jassuda Bédarrides (1804-1882), who served as the first Jewish Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1848 to 1849, was his maternal uncle.  Another uncle, Salomon Bédarrides , went on to serve the Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1877 to 1884.
He was educated at the Lycée Thiers in Marseille, and studied Law at the University of Aix-en-Provence . 
He began his career as a lawyer in 1866.   He served as bâtonnier from 1885 to 1887. 
To support of the Republic and a Freemason , he embarked upon a career in politics. He served on the General Council representing Lambesc from 1880 to 1898.  He received the Knighthood of the Legion of Honor in 1887. 
He served as Mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1888 to 1896, after being re-elected in 1892.     After the Dreyfus affair of 1894-1906, he left politics and returned to practicing the Law.  
On 6 September 1882, he married Esther Baze in Avignon .  They had two children:
- Samuel Elie Paul Abram (1883-unknown). 
- Maurice David Joseph Abram (1887-unknown). 
He died on April 30, 1938 in Aix-en-Provence. 
The Benjamin Abram Avenue in Aix-en-Provence is named in his honor.  
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