Horatio Seymour

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Horatio Seymour
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18th Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1853 – December 31, 1854
Lieutenant Sanford E. Church
Preceded by Washington Hunt
Succeeded by Myron H. Clark
In office
January 1, 1863 – December 31, 1864
Lieutenant David R. Floyd-Jones
Preceded by Edwin D. Morgan
Succeeded by Reuben Fenton
Personal details
Born (1810-05-31)May 31, 1810
Pompey Hill, New York, U.S.
Died February 12, 1886(1886-02-12) (aged 75)
New York City, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Bleecker Seymour
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Religion Protestant

Horatio Seymour (May 31, 1810 – February 12, 1886) was an American politician and lawyer. He was the 18th Governor of New York from 1853 to 1854 and from 1863 to 1864. He was the Democratic Party nominee for president of the United States in the presidential election of 1868, but lost the election to Republican and former Union General of the Union Army Ulysses S. Grant.

Seymour was born in Pompey Hill, New York on May 31, 1810.[1] He studied at Geneva College. He was married to Mary Bleecker. They had no children. Seymour died on February 12, 1886 from an illness, aged 75. His wife, Mary Bleecker died a month later also from an illness.

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  1. "Horatio Seymour". HarpWeek. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 

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