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Edward Woodruff SEYMOUR

(1832-1892)

SEYMOUR, Edward Woodruff, (son of Origen Storrs Seymour), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Litchfield, Conn., August 30, 1832; attended the public schools and was graduated from Yale College in 1853; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and practiced in Litchfield and Bridgeport, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives in 1859, 1860, 1870, and 1871; served in the State senate in 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1887); resumed the practice of his profession; appointed as a judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1889; died in Litchfield, Conn., on October 16, 1892; interment in East Cemetery.

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

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