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Horatio Seymour

Birthdate: (79)
Death: November 21, 1857 (79)
Middlebury, Addison, VT, USA
Place of Burial: Middlebury, Addison, VT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses Seymour, Jr., Maj. (Cont. Army) and Molly Seymour
Husband of Lucy Seymour
Father of Ozias Seymour; Mary Seymour; Emma Hart Battell and Maj. General Truman Seymour (USA)
Brother of Moses Seymour, III; Henry Seymour; Selma Sanford; Epaphroditus Seymour; Ozias Seymour and 1 other

Occupation: United States Senator, attorney, postmaster
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About Horatio Seymour, U.S. Senator


Horatio Seymour (May 31, 1778 – November 21, 1857) was a United States Senator from Vermont. He was the uncle of Origen S. Seymour and the great-uncle of Origen's son Edward W. Seymour.

He was born in Litchfield, Connecticut on May 31, 1778. Seymour attended the common schools and graduated from Yale College in 1797. He taught school in Cheshire, Connecticut and pursued legal studies in Litchfield Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1800 and commenced the practice of law in Middlebury, Vermont.

From 1800 to 1809, he was postmaster of Middlebury. He was a member of the State executive council from 1809 to 1814; he was the State’s attorney for Addison County from 1810 to 1813 and from 1815 to 1819.

In 1821, running as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party, he was elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1821, to March 4, 1833. He did not run for re-election, instead running unsuccessfully for Governor of Vermont as a Whig.

He was a judge of the probate court from 1847 to 1856. He died in Middlebury, Vermont on November 21, 1857 and is interred in that town's West Cemetery.

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Horatio Seymour, U.S. Senator's Timeline

May 31, 1778
June 8, 1800
Age 22
Middlebury, Addison, VT, USA
Age 26
Age 29
Middlebury, Addison, VT, USA
September 24, 1824
Age 46
Burlington, Vermont
November 21, 1857
Age 79
Middlebury, Addison, VT, USA
Middlebury, Addison, VT, USA