Seymour Berry was born in New York City in 1922. He grew up in New York. In 1942, Berry joined the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. With the U.S.'s entry into World War II, he served in the United States Army and received the Purple Heart after he was wounded at the Battle of Hürtgen Forest. After the war, in 1946, he returned to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. While working at the Bureau, he attended night school at George Washington University, graduating in 1951. He received a law degree from George Washington University Law School in 1953.
Berry spent his entire career at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, working successively as plate printer, foreman, superintendent of the examining division, chief of the Office of Securities Processing, and assistant director for administration. In 1977, he became Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a position he held until 1979.
James A. Conlon
|Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Harry R. Clements