Abigail Van Buren


Birthday July 4, 1918

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Iowa

DEATH DATE Jan 16, 2013 (94)

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Advice column writer of Dear Abby, a column which set out to solve newspaper readers' personal problems.

Before Fame

She graduated Morningside College with her twin sister.


Her legacy and column are now carried on by her daughter, Jeanne Phillips.

Family Life

She married Morton Phillips and together they had a daughter named Jeanne and a son named Edward.

Associated With

She got took her last name from President Martin Van Buren.