John E. Seeley

John Edward Seeley ( born August 1, 1810 in Ovid, New York, † March 30, 1875 ) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1871 and 1873 he represented the State of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Edward Seeley was born about two years before the outbreak of the British - American War in Seneca County. He attended the Ovid Academy. In 1835 he graduated from Yale College. He studied law. After receiving his license to practice law, he began to practice in Monroe (Michigan). In 1839 he returned to Ovid. He held there in 1842 the post of supervisor. Between 1851 and 1855 he was a magistrate, as well as guardianship and estate judge in Seneca County. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. He took 1856 as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia in part. In the congressional elections of 1870 for the 42nd Congress Seeley was in the 24th electoral district of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George W. Cowles on March 4, 1871. He then retired after March 3, 1873 out of the Congress. After his conference time he went back to his work as a lawyer after Ovid. He died there on March 30, 1875, and was buried on his farm in Ovid.