IVAN ABRAMSON (September 3, 1870-September 15, 1934)
Born in Nikolayev, a town near Vilna. He studied in religious schools and with a teacher. At age seventeen he came to the United States where he had an assortment of different jobs. Together with Shomer (Nahum Meyer Schaykevitz), he published the humorous weekly newspaper Der yidisher pok (The Jewish Puck), and later Di yidishe teglekhe prese (The Jewish daily press). He was the author of a series of plays which in their day were performed. He was a theatrical entrepreneur in New York and Philadelphia.
Source: Z. Zilbertsvayg, Teater-leksikon, vol. 1.