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William SEYMOUR

(17801848)

SEYMOUR, William, a Representative from New York; born in Connecticut about 1780; moved to Windsor, Broome County, N.Y., about 1793; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1806 and commenced practice in Binghamton, N.Y.; returned to Windsor in 1807; justice of the peace 1812-1828; in 1833, upon his appointment as first judge of the court of common pleas of Broome County, returned to Binghamton; elected as one of the first trustees of the village in 1834; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); again served as first judge of the court of common pleas in Broome County until 1847; resumed the practice of his profession in Binghamton, where he died December 28, 1848; interment in Binghamton Cemetery; reinterred in Glenwood Cemetery.

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

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