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Seymour, Horatio, 1778-1857

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Personal name headingSeymour, Horatio, 1778-1857
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Birth date1778-05-31
Death date1857-11-21
Place of birthLitchfield (Conn.)
Place of deathMiddlebury (Vt.)
AffiliationYale College (1718-1887)
Litchfield Law School
Republican Party (U.S. : 1792-1828)
United States. Congress. Senate
Profession or occupationLegislators Lawyers Judges
Found inNUCMC data from Sheldon Museum Research Center for Seymour family. Papers, 1800-1888 (Horatio Seymour; 1778-1857; lawyer, postmaster, banker, and U.S. senator, of Middlebury, Vt.)
Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, November 4, 2016 (Seymour, Horatio, (uncle of Origen Storrs Seymour), a Senator from Vermont; born in Litchfield, Conn., May 31, 1778; attended the common schools and graduated from Yale College in 1797; taught school in Cheshire, Conn.; pursued legal studies in Litchfield Law School; admitted to the bar in 1800 and commenced the practice of law in Middlebury, Vt.; postmaster of Middlebury 1800-1809; member, State executive council 1809-1814; State's attorney for Addison County 1810-1813, 1815-1819; elected as a Democratic Republican (later Adams-Clay Republican) to the United States Senate in 1821; reelected as an Adams Democrat in 1827 (later Anti-Jacksonian) and served from March 4, 1821, to March 3, 1833; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses), Committee on Agriculture (Twenty-second Congress); unsuccessful Whig candidate for governor of Vermont in 1836; judge of the probate court 1847-1856; died in Middlebury, Addison County, Vt., November 21, 1857; interment in West Cemetery.)
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