Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

19th-century American lawyer and politician

William Henry Seward was United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, and earlier served as governor of New York and United States Senator. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a prominent figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, and was praised for his work on behalf of the Union as Secretary of State during the Civil War. (Source: Wikipedia)

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  • Seward, W. H. (William Henry) 1801-1872
  • Seward, William H. (Henry) 1801-1872
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