SEYMOUR, David Lowrey

SEYMOUR, David Lowrey
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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SEYMOUR, David Lowrey, a Representative from New York; born in Wethersfield, Conn., December 2, 1803; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1826; tutor at Yale College 1828-1830; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1829 and commenced the practice of his profession in Troy, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1836; district attorney of Rensselaer County from October 14, 1839, to October 14, 1842; master in chancery in 1839; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Twenty-eighth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; elected to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Commerce (Thirty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; unsuccessful candidate in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; member of the constitutional convention of New York in 1867; died in Lanesboro, Berkshire County, Mass., on October 11, 1867; interment in Mount Ida Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

The Huntington Library
Manuscripts Department

San Marino, CA
Papers: In the Barney (Hiram) Collection, ca. 1772-1924, approximately 8,300 pieces. Correspondents include David Lowrey Seymour.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1844, 1 item. A letter from David Lowrey Seymour to Martin I. Townsend, written on May 29, 1844. In the letter, Seymour mentions Samuel Finley Breese Morse and describes the transmission of a message by telegraph from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, Md., relating to the presidential nomination of James K. Polk by the Democratic Party in 1844.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: January 29, 1845; July 29, 1863. 2 letters. Finding aid in repository.
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