James Abraham

Historic preservation professor


  • B.S., education, Ball State University, 1965
  • M.A., Ball State University, 1968


Elected to the Indiana State Senate, 1978-82; served as a member of the U.S.Presidential Electoral College, 1980

Awards, recognitions and honors

Being appointed to manage two major historic theater restoration projects; being chosen as the outstanding first year State Senator by fellow members; twice received the "Saga more of the Wabash" award by two Indiana Governors for outstanding service to the people of Indiana; served four years on Board of Directors Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana; chairman White River Scenic Riverwalk Commission in Anderson, Indiana; served eight years as a member of the Historic Review Board, Anderson Indiana; served as Administration Assistant to Indiana Gov. Otis R, Bowen; member of the Governors Residence Commission in Indiana; Service to Mankind Award from Sertoma Clubs International; Indiana Landmarks Foundation Service Award for outstanding restoration project 1997; Community Imagine Award from Rotary International 1998


League of Historic American Theatres, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Savannah Foundation, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Victorian Society of America

Publications and Presentations

Authored the nomination for the Paramount Theatre Center for listing on the National Register of Historic Places

National Trust for Historic Preservation Nashville Conference 2009 "Delivery of Graduate Preservation Programs" Panel Presentation