ABRAHAM HERMAN SLAVIN, born in Springfield, November 2, 1889, on growing to manhood years found this city to be a very desirable place in which to live and therefore decided to engage in business therein. He is a lawyer by profession, having delved deeply into the intricacies of the law both by study and actual experience, and is now regarded by his fellow-citizens in Springfield as a lawyer of repute.
He is a son of Max and Minnie Slavin, both of whom are natives of Russia. They had read and also heard tales about the wonderful America, where the doors of opportunity are always open to those with ambition, and subsequently they set sail for this country. After landing on American soil they finally located in Spring field, Massachusetts, where to-day (1925) they are living lives of contentment and leisure. Mr. Slavin having re tired from business. It was after their locating in Springfield that their son, Abraham Herman, was born.
Abraham Herman Slavin was educated in the public and high schools of Springfield, graduating from the latter with the class of 1907. He pursued his legal studies in Yale Law School, from which be graduated with the class of 1910, at which time he was awarded his degree of Bachelor of Laws. His admission to the bar occurred in the year 1911, after which he opened an office in Springfield for the practice of his profession. The door to his office, No. 274 Main Street, is always open to the public. In him they have found a wise counselor and advisor and a person who can be relied upon. Mr. Slavin, in political matters, gives his support to the Republican party. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Hampden County Bar Association. He also belongs to the City Homes Association, the Young Men's Hebrew Association, and B'nai B'rith. He is a communicant of the Jewish Congregation of Kodimoh, of Springfield. Abraham Herman Slavin was joined in wedlock in New Haven, Connecticut, February 15, 1915, to Ethel Price, born in New Haven, Connecticut, a daughter of Max and Dora Price, natives of Russia. To this marriage have been born two children: Hilda, born in Springfield, December 17, 1915; and Howard, born in Springfield, September 3, 1918.
Western Massachusetts, A History, 1636 - 1925 (Vol. 1),
J.H. Lockwood, J.H., et al, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc., New York and Chicago, 1926.