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SEWARD (Soundex S630) — See also BEREWARD, BEWARD, DEWARS, HEREWARD, PRAISEWATER, ROSEWATER, SAYWARD, SEAWARD, SEWAK, SEWALL, SEWARDS, SHEWARD, STEWARD, SWORD, WARD.

  SEWARD: See also J. Seward Bodine — Seward Brown — Almon Case — J. Seward Daley — Clarence Seward Darrow — Seward Dill — Seward L. Frear — William H. Gleason — Seward J. Gross — Seward M. Gunderson — W. Seward Hamlin — Hamilton King — Seward L. Mains, Jr. — Seward L. Merriam — Seward F. Nichols — Seward P. Reese — William Seward Shanahan — Seward Smith — W. H. Seward Thomson — Paul Seward Trible, Jr. — Seward H. Van Ness — W. Seward Webb — William Seward Whittlesey — Seward Henry Williams — John Seward Wills
  Seward, Allin C. — of Paris, France. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Democrats Abroad, 1996, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Seward, C. P. — of Mason, Warren County, Ohio. Postmaster at Mason, Ohio, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Charles X. (b. 1856) — of Watertown, Codington County, S.Dak. Born in Marengo, McHenry County, Ill., January 11, 1856. Lawyer; mayor of Watertown, S.Dak., 1890; member of South Dakota state house of representatives, 1891-92, 1901-02 (31st District 1891-92, 28th District 1901-02); Speaker of the South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1891-92; member of South Dakota state senate 28th District, 1909-10; circuit judge in South Dakota 3rd Circuit, 1911. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Clarence A. — Republican. Presidential Elector for New York, 1880; Presidential Elector for New York, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Everett D. — of San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Frederick Whittlesey, Jr. (1874-1960) — also known as Frederick W. Seward, Jr. — of Goshen, Orange County, N.Y. Born in Middletown, Orange County, N.Y., November 6, 1874. Progressive. Physician; candidate for New York state assembly from Orange County 2nd District, 1915; Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Died in Goshen, Orange County, N.Y., March 4, 1960 (age 85 years, 119 days). Interment at Mount View Cemetery, Pekin, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Frederick Whittlesey Seward (1845-1925) and Mary (Cory) Seward (1845-1912); married, December 3, 1902, to Alice Leona Truax; married, October 30, 1933, to Mary Elizabeth Pike; grandnephew of William Henry Seward; great-grandson of Samuel Swayze Seward; first cousin once removed of Frederick William Seward, William Henry Seward, Jr. and George Frederick Seward (1840-1910).
  Political family: Seward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Seward, Frederick William (1830-1915) — also known as Frederick W. Seward — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Montrose, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., July 8, 1830. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, 1861-65, 1877-79; on April 14, 1865, the same evening that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Lewis Powell, a co-conspirator of John Wilkes Booth, came to the Seward home intending to kill his father, Secretary of State William H. Seward; Frederick, trying to block Powell, was attacked and suffered a skull fracture; member of New York state assembly from New York County 7th District, 1875; candidate for secretary of state of New York, 1875. Died April 25, 1915 (age 84 years, 291 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Seward and Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward (1805-1865); brother of William Henry Seward, Jr. (1839-1920); married to Anna H. Wharton (1836-1919); grandson of Samuel Swayze Seward; first cousin of George Frederick Seward; first cousin once removed of Frederick Whittlesey Seward, Jr..
  Political family: Seward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Seward, George Frederick (1840-1910) — also known as George F. Seward — of California; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Florida, Orange County, N.Y., November 8, 1840. U.S. Consul in Shanghai, 1861-63; U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, 1863-76; U.S. Minister to China, 1876-80; president, Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York, 1893-1910. Member, American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 28, 1910 (age 70 years, 20 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Seward (1808-1888) and Temperance Wick (Leddel) Seward (1812-1848); married, August 4, 1870, to Kate Sherman (1850-1934); nephew of William Henry Seward; grandson of Samuel Swayze Seward; first cousin of Frederick William Seward and William Henry Seward, Jr. (1839-1920); first cousin once removed of Frederick Whittlesey Seward, Jr..
  Political family: Seward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Seward, George W. — Socialist. Social Democratic candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, George W. — of Guilford, New Haven County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Guilford, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Henry — of Morris County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Morris County, 1845-46. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Henry W. — of Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass. Republican. Member of Massachusetts state house of representatives Fourteenth Middlesex District, 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, James A. — of Dutchess County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Dutchess County 1st District, 1870-71. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, James L. — Republican. Member of New York state senate 51st District; elected unopposed 2002, 2004, 2006; elected 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Seward, James Lindsay (1813-1886) — also known as James L. Seward — of Thomasville, Thomas County, Ga. Born in Georgia, 1813. Democrat. Member of Georgia state legislature, 1850; U.S. Representative from Georgia 1st District, 1853-59; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1860. Died in 1886 (age about 73 years). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Ga.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Seward, Jeff — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Peace and Freedom candidate for Presidential Elector for Idaho, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Seward, Leverett — of Genesee County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Genesee County, 1837-38. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Louis D. — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1887-88. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Luther — of Kent County, Del. Republican. Candidate for Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County, 1892. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Mason — of Mason, Warren County, Ohio. Mayor of Mason, Ohio, 1840. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Ryan — Green. Candidate for Texas state house of representatives 94th District, 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Seward, Samuel Swayze (1768-1849) — also known as Samuel S. Seward — of Orange County, N.Y. Born December 5, 1768. Physician; member of New York state assembly from Orange County, 1803-04. Died August 24, 1849 (age 80 years, 262 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Seward (1730-1797) and Mary (Swayze) Seward (1733-1816); married to Mary Jennings (1769-1845); father of William Henry Seward (1801-1872); grandfather of Frederick William Seward, Carolne Cornelia Canfield (1834-1922; who married John Lawrence Schoolcraft), William Henry Seward, Jr. and George Frederick Seward; great-grandfather of Frederick Whittlesey Seward, Jr.; third cousin thrice removed of Orlando Kellogg and Walter Harrison Blodget.
  Political families: Seward family of New York; Schoolcraft-Seward family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Seward, Thomas — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Virgil B. — Member of Minnesota state senate 17th District, 1907-10. Burial location unknown.
  Seward, Walter E. — of Lansing Township, Ingham County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for supervisor of Lansing Township, Michigan, 1955. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
William H. Seward Seward, William Henry (1801-1872) — also known as William H. Seward — of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. Born in Florida, Orange County, N.Y., May 16, 1801. Lawyer; co-founded (with Thurlow Weed), the Albany Evening Journal newspaper in 1830; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1831-34; Governor of New York, 1839-43; defeated (Whig), 1834; U.S. Senator from New York, 1849-61; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1856, 1860; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-69; as Secretary of State in 1867, he made a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska; critics dubbed the territory "Seward's Folly". Survived an assassination attempt on April 14, 1865 (the same night Abraham Lincoln was shot), when Lewis Payne, an associate of John Wilkes Booth, broke into his bedroom and stabbed him repeatedly. Payne was arrested, tried with the other conspirators, and hanged. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., October 16, 1872 (age 71 years, 153 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.; statue at Madison Square Park, Manhattan, N.Y.; statue at Volunteer Park, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Swayze Seward and Mary (Jennings) Seward (1769-1845); married to Frances Adeline Miller (1805-1865); father of Frederick William Seward and William Henry Seward, Jr.; uncle of Caroline Cornelia Canfield (1834-1922; who married John Lawrence Schoolcraft) and George Frederick Seward (1840-1910); granduncle of Frederick Whittlesey Seward, Jr..
  Political family: Seward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: George W. Jones — Samuel J. Barrows — Frederick W. Seward — Elias P. Pellet
  Seward counties in Kan. and Neb. are named for him.
  Seward Mountain, in the Adirondack Mountains, Franklin County, New York, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: W. Seward WhittleseyW. H. Seward ThomsonWilliam S. Shanahan
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on the $50 U.S. Treasury note in the 1890s.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about William H. Seward: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals : The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln — Walter Stahr, Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man — Walter Stahr, Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man — Michael Burgan, William Henry Seward : Senator and Statesman (for young readers)
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Seward, William Henry, Jr. (1839-1920) — also known as William H. Seward, Jr. — Born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., June 18, 1839. Republican. Banker; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Presidential Elector for New York, 1888. Member, Loyal Legion. Died in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., April 29, 1920 (age 80 years, 316 days). Interment at Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Seward and Frances Adeline (Miller) Seward (1805-1865); brother of Frederick William Seward; married, June 27, 1860, to Janet MacNeil Watson (1840-1913); grandson of Samuel Swayze Seward; first cousin of George Frederick Seward; first cousin once removed of Frederick Whittlesey Seward, Jr. (1874-1960).
  Political family: Seward family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial


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