Origen S. Seymour

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Origen Storrs Seymour
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Chief Justice of the
Connecticut Supreme Court
In office
1873 – 1874[1][2]
Speaker of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
1850[1][2]
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from the 4th District
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855[1][2]
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
In office
1842 – 1842[1]
In office
1849 – 1850[1][2]
In office
1880 – 1880[1]
Personal details
Born (1804-02-09)February 9, 1804[1][2]
Litchfield, Connecticut[1][2]
Died August 12, 1881(1881-08-12) (aged 77)[1][2]
Litchfield, Connecticut[1]
Political party Democratic[1]
Spouse(s) Lucy Morris Woodruff
Children Edward Woodruff Seymour and Morris Woodruff Seymour
Alma mater Yale College[1]
Religion Episcopalian

Origen Storrs Seymour (February 9, 1804 – August 12, 1881) was a Democratic Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1850 and the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court from 1873 to 1874. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1864 and 1865. He served as U.S. Representative from Connecticut from the 4th congressional district. He served as chairman of the commission to settle the boundary dispute between Connecticut and New York in 1876. Seymour was the first president of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Early life and family[edit]

Seymour was the son of Ozias Seymour (1776–1851) and Selima Storrs Seymour. He was born and attended the public schools in Litchfield, Connecticut. He was graduated from Yale College in 1824 in law. He was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Litchfield, Connecticut. He was father of Edward Woodruff Seymour and nephew of Horatio Seymour.

Political career[edit]

He served as county clerk 1836–1844. He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1842, 1849–1850, and served as Speaker of the Connecticut House in 1850. He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1880.

Seymour was elected to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1855).

He served as judge of the superior court of Connecticut 1855–1863.

He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1864 and 1865.

He served as judge of the State supreme court in 1870, chief justice in 1873, and served until retired by age limitation in 1874.

He died in Litchfield, Connecticut, August 12, 1881. He was interred in East Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l [1]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g [2]

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Preceded by
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Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
1842, 1849 – 1850 and 1880
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Thomas B. Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1851– March 3, 1855
Succeeded by
William W. Welch