Lynne Abraham "was born and raised in Philadelphia and educated in its schools. In her professional career, she has always been a dedicated public servant to the citizens of the fifth largest city in the nation. Since graduating from Temple University School of Law, she has served in numerous elective and appointed positions...
"Executive Director, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority 1972 - 1973 Responsible for over $100 million of urban renewal projects in Philadelphia including planning and condemnation work; managed staff of 400; testified before Council of the City of Philadelphia for Authority's budget and programs.
"Assistant District Attorney, District Attorney's Office 1967 - 1972 of Philadelphia 1973 - 1974 Prosecuted and investigated violations of criminal law; assigned principally to major trial and homicide cases.
"Attorney, Regional Counsel's Office, United States 1965 - 1967 Department of Housing and Urban Development Prepared federal loans, grants and contracts for urban renewal projects..." 
- National Advisory Board, Center for the Community Interest
- Center for Civic Innovation at the Manhattan Institute
- Former member of the Executive Committee, World Affairs Council
Resources and articles
- District Attorney Lynne Abraham, City of Philadelphia District Attorney Office, accessed July 7, 2007.