Henry William SEYMOUR, Congress, MI (1834-1906)


SEYMOUR, Henry William, a Representative from Michigan; born in Brockport, Monroe County, N.Y., July 21, 1834; attended the public schools, Brockport Collegiate Institute, and Canandaigua Academy and was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1855; studied law in Albany, N.Y., taking lectures at Albany Law School; was admitted to the bar in May 1856, but never practiced; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Brockport; moved to Michigan in 1872 and settled in Sault Ste. Marie, where he engaged in the manufacture of reapers and subsequently in the manufacture of lumber and in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1880-1882; member of the State senate 1882-1884 and 1886-1888; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Seth C. Moffatt and served from February 14, 1888, to March 3, 1889; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888; died, while on a visit, in Washington, D.C., April 7, 1906; interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Brockport, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present