John F. Seymour
|John F. Seymour|
|United States Senator
January 7, 1991 – November 3, 1992
|Appointed by||Pete Wilson|
|Preceded by||Pete Wilson|
|Succeeded by||Dianne Feinstein|
|Member of the California Senate|
|Mayor of Anaheim|
|Preceded by||Bill Thom|
|Succeeded by||Don Roth|
|Born||John Francis Seymour
December 3, 1937
|Alma mater||University of California-Los Angeles|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1955-1959|
Seymour attended the public schools in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959 and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1962. Seymour was the President of the California Association of Realtors from 1978 to 1982, and worked in the real estate business from 1962 to 1981.
In 1991, Seymour was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor Pete Wilson to serve in the seat Wilson had vacated to become Governor. Seymour's appointment lasted until the 1992 special election to select a replacement who would serve until the normal expiration of Wilson's term in 1995. Former San Francisco mayor Dianne Feinstein defeated Seymour in the special election, so Seymour's term of office was January 7, 1991, until November 3, 1992. He is the most recent member of the Republican Party to serve as Senator from California.
After his Senate term, Seymour served as director of the California Housing Finance Agency for two years, and later served as CEO of the nonprofit Southern California Housing Development Corporation and on the boards of directors of several housing-related companies including IndyMac Bank, Orange Coast Title Insurance, Los Angeles Federal Savings Bank, and Irvine Apartment Communities. Seymour currently lives in Indian Wells.
- United States Congress. "John F. Seymour (id: S000269)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-03-31
- "States in the Senate - California's United States Senators". Retrieved April 18, 2017.
- Bailey, Eric (October 4, 1993). "Ex-Senator Has Gained New Agenda: Profile: John Seymour is enjoying his role as housing agency's executive director.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
- "IndyMac Announces the Appointment of Senator John Seymour -Ret.- to the Board of Directors of IndyMac Bancorp, Inc.". Retrieved April 18, 2017.
|Mayor of Anaheim, California
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 1) from California
January 10, 1991 – November 10, 1992
Served alongside: Alan Cranston
|Party political offices|
|Republican Party nominee for United States Senator from California (Class 1)