James Lindsay Seward

James Lindsay Seward ( born October 30, 1813 in Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia, † November 21, 1886 in Thomasville, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1853 and 1859 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Seward attended the public schools of his home. In 1826 he moved with his parents in the Thomas County. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1835 admitted to the bar he began in Thomasville to work in his new profession. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1835 and 1852 he was several times delegate in the House of Representatives from Georgia.

In the congressional elections of 1852 he was the first electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph Webber Jackson on March 4, 1853. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1859 three legislative periods. These were overshadowed by the events leading up to the Civil War and the debate over slavery.

1858 Seward waived on a bid again. He subsequently worked as a lawyer and planter. In the years 1858, 1859 and 1860 he was a delegate to the regional Democratic Party days in Georgia. In 1860 he was a delegate to two Democratic National Conventions in Charleston and Baltimore. Between 1859 and 1865 Seward sat in the Senate of Georgia. Since 1860 or 1865, he was a board member of the Young's Female College and the University of Georgia in Athens. 1865 and 1877 he was a delegate in part at meetings to revise the State Constitution. In 1870 he was also a delegate to the Democratic Conservative Convention. He died in November 1886 in Thomasville.