Seth C. Moffatt
|Seth C. Moffatt|
|29th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||John Rich|
|Succeeded by||Summer Howard|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Grand Traverse/Wexford district
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 11th district
March 4, 1885 – December 22, 1887
|Preceded by||Edward Breitung|
|Succeeded by||Henry W. Seymour|
|Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 31st district
|Born||Seth Crittenden Moffatt
August 10, 1841
Battle Creek, Michigan
|Died||December 22, 1887
|Resting place||Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City, Michigan|
Moffatt was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, attended the common schools, and graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1863. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Traverse City, Michigan. He served as prosecuting attorney for Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties for ten years.
Moffatt was also a member of the Michigan Senate (31st District) in 1871 and 1872 and a member of the constitutional commission (9th District) in 1873, then register of the United States Land Office at Traverse City 1874-1878. He served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from Grand Traverse District in 1881 and 1882, and served as speaker in both terms. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884.
In 1884, Moffatt was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 11th congressional district to the 49th Congress. He was re-elected in 1886 to the 50th Congress, serving from March 4, 1885 until his death at the age of forty-six in Washington, D.C. Henry W. Seymour was elected on February 14, 1888, to fill the vacancy caused by his death.
Seth Moffatt was a resident of Northport and is interred at Oakwood Cemetery of Traverse City.
- United States Congress. "Seth C. Moffatt (id: M000837)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|United States House of Representatives|
|United States Representative for the 11th Congressional District of Michigan
1885 – 1887
Henry W. Seymour