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About William H. Seward
William H. Seward was an American attorney and politician remembered for being the 24th United States Secretary of State as well as the 12th Governor of New York. He is also known for serving as the United States Senator from New York from 1849 to 1861. He contested for the Republican Party's presidential nomination for the United States presidential election in 1860 but lost to Abraham Lincoln.
He was the son of Mary and Samuel Sweezy Seward. He had two older brothers. In 1824, he got married to Frances Adeline Seward, with whom he fathered five children. The marriage ended with Frances' death from a heart attack in 1865. He adopted a child after Frances' death.
On April 14, 1865, he and his family almost lost their lives in an assassination attempt which took place in their home. The assassination attempt was orchestrated by the same people who successfully assassinated President Lincoln that same day.
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The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection.William H. Seward
William H. Seward's Popularity
William H. Seward was a famous American politician and diplomat, who was born on May 16, 1801. As a person born on this date, William H. Seward is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (May 16) and the 1st most popular for the year (1801).
People born on May 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. William H. Seward is the 471st most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to William H. Seward's birthday, William H. Seward is the 3652nd most famous American.
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