Edward Woodruff Seymour

Edward Woodruff Seymour ( born August 30, 1832 in Litchfield, Connecticut, † October 16, 1892 ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1887 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward Seymour was the son of Origen S. Seymour, who was 1851-1855 congressman for the state of Connecticut. The younger Seymour attended the common schools and then studied until 1853 at Yale College. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1856 admitted to the bar, he began practicing in his new profession in Litchfield and Bridgeport.

Seymour was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1859 and 1871 he was several times delegate in the House of Representatives from Connecticut. In 1876 he was in the state Senate. In the congressional elections of 1882 he was in the fourth electoral district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1883 is the successor of the Republican Frederick Miles. After a re-election in 1884 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1887 two coherent legislative periods.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Seymour initially worked as a lawyer again. In 1889, he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of his State. Edward Seymour died in October 1892 in Litchfield and was also buried there.