Horace Seely-Brown, Jr.

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Horace Seely-Brown Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Preceded by Chase G. Woodhouse
Succeeded by Chase G. Woodhouse
In office
January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1959
Preceded by Chase G. Woodhouse
Succeeded by Chester Bowles
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Chester Bowles
Succeeded by William L. St. Onge
Personal details
Born May 12, 1908 (1908-05-12)
Kensington, Maryland
Died April 9, 1982 (1982-04-10) (aged 73)
Citizenship  United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Rosalie Hicks Seely-Brown
Children Horace Seely-Brown III

Rosalie Seely-Brown Parker

Constance Seely-Brown McClellan

Alma mater Hamilton College
Profession teacher

fruit farmer

politician

Religion Episcopal
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Air Operations Officer
Unit Carrier Aircraft Service Unit No. 2
Battles/wars World War II

Horace Seely-Brown Jr. (May 12, 1908 – April 9, 1982) was an American politician and a US Representative from Connecticut.

Biography[edit]

Seely-Brown was born in Kensington, Maryland. He attended the public schools of Hoosick, New York and graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in 1929. He was a student at Yale University in 1929 and 1930. He married Rosalie Hicks and they had two daughters, Rosalie Seely-Brown Parker, and Constance Seelly-Brown McClellan as well as a son, Horace Seely-Brown III.[1]

Career[edit]

Seely-Brown was a school teacher in Hoosick from 1930 to 1932 and in New Lebanon, New York, from 1932 to 1934. In 1934, he moved to Pomfret, Connecticut where he taught, coached and served as a Dorm Parent at Pomfret School until 1942. He was a delegate to the Republican state conventions in 1938, 1940, and 1942.

During World War II, Seely-Brown served in the United States Naby as Air Operations Officer, Carrier Aircraft Service Unit No. 2, from February 1943 to January 1946.[2] After the war he engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress Seely-Brown served from January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1949, and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress. He was elected to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1951 to January 3, 1959 before becoming an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress. He was elected in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress and served from January 3, 1961 to January 3, 1963.[3] In 1962 he was the Republican candidate for the US Senate seat of retiring Republican Prescott Bush and was defeated in a close race with the Democratic former governor, Abraham Ribicoff, receiving 48% of the vote. After political office, he resumed agricultural pursuits and resided in Pomfret Center, Connecticut.

Death[edit]

Seely-Brown died in Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, at his winter home, on April 9, 1982 (age 73 years, 332 days). He is interred at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pomfret Center, Pomfret, Connecticut.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horace Seely-Brown, Jr.". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Horace Seely-Brown, Jr.". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Horace Seely-Brown, Jr.". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Horace Seely-Brown, Jr.". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Chase G. Woodhouse
United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Connecticut
1947–1949
Succeeded by
Chase G. Woodhouse
Preceded by
Chase G. Woodhouse
United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Connecticut
1951–1959
Succeeded by
Chester Bowles
Preceded by
Chester Bowles
United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Connecticut
1961–1963
Succeeded by
William L. St. Onge