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Julius Hawley SEELYE

(1824-1895)

SEELYE, Julius Hawley, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Bethel, Fairfield County, Conn., September 14, 1824; was graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1849; studied theology, and was graduated from Auburn Theological Seminary in 1852; ordained as a minister in 1853 and became pastor of the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Schenectady, N.Y., 1853-1858; professor of mental and moral philosophy in Amherst College 1858-1876; accepted an invitation to deliver a course of lectures in India in 1872; elected as an Independent to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); declined to be a candidate for reelection; member of the commission to revise the tax laws of Massachusetts; president of Amherst College 1876-1890; died in Amherst, Mass., May 12, 1895; interment in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

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