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date: 19 October 2019

Seymour, Horatiolocked

(31 May 1810–12 February 1886)
  • Joel H. Silbey

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Seymour, Horatio (31 May 1810–12 February 1886), presidential candidate and governor of New York, was born in Pompey Hill, near Syracuse, New York, the oldest son of Henry Seymour, a storekeeper, entrepreneur, and political activist, and Mary L. Forman, the daughter of a prominent Madison County landowner. Seymour was educated in several local academies and then studied law in Utica, where the family had moved. Admitted to the bar in 1832, he moved in 1833 to Albany. He immediately became involved in state Democratic politics, drawing particularly close to ...

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