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Seaborn REESE

(1846-1907)

REESE, Seaborn, a Representative from Georgia; born in Madison, Morgan County, Ga., November 28, 1846; attended a private school for boys in Hancock County and the University of Georgia at Athens, which institution he left in his senior year, 1868; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Madison, Ga.; moved to Augusta and then to Sparta; member of the General Assembly of Georgia 1872-1874; solicitor general of the northern judicial circuit 1877-1880; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alexander H. Stephens; reelected to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses and served from December 4, 1882, to March 3, 1887; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Forty-ninth Congress); judge of the northern judicial circuit 1893-1900; died in Sparta, Hancock County, Ga., March 1, 1907; interment in the Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

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