Horatio Seymour facts for kids
|18th Governor of New York|
January 1, 1853 – December 31, 1854
|Lieutenant||Sanford E. Church|
|Preceded by||Washington Hunt|
|Succeeded by||Myron H. Clark|
January 1, 1863 – December 31, 1864
|Lieutenant||David R. Floyd-Jones|
|Preceded by||Edwin D. Morgan|
|Succeeded by||Reuben Fenton|
May 31, 1810|
Pompey Hill, New York, U.S.
|Died||February 12, 1886
New York City, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Mary Bleecker Seymour|
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. 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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The Horatio Seymour memorial at the Cathedral of All Saints (Albany, New York).
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