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Henry John SEAMAN

(1805-1861)

SEAMAN, Henry John, a Representative from New York; born in Marshland (now Greenridge), Staten Island, N.Y., April 16, 1805; engaged in agricultural pursuits; promoter of Richmond village in 1836; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); director of the Staten Island Railroad in 1851; secretary of the Plank Road Co. in 1856; constructed the bridge over Fresh Kills; died on Staten Island, N.Y., May 3, 1861; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City.

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

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