Seth WAKEMAN, Congress, NY (1811-1880)


WAKEMAN, Seth, a Representative from New York; born in Franklin, Vt., January 15, 1811; attended the common schools; moved to Batavia, N.Y., where he studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law; district attorney for Genesee County 1850-1856; member of the State assembly in 1856 and 1857; member of the State constitutional convention in 1867 and 1868; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law; died in Batavia, Genesee County, N.Y., January 4, 1880; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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