Walter H. Seward

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Walter H. Seward
Walter H. Seward on September 16, 2007, less than one month before his 111th birthday and almost exactly a year before his death
Born (1896-10-13)October 13, 1896
Toledo, Ohio,
United States
Died September 14, 2008(2008-09-14)
(aged 111 years, 337 days)
West Orange, New Jersey,
United States
Occupation Former lawyer
Title Esq.

Walter Hamilton Seward (October 13, 1896 – September 14, 2008) was an American supercentenarian who was, at the time of his death, the third-oldest verified man living in the United States, the sixth-oldest man in the world, one of the 30 oldest living people and was the verified oldest recognized living person in New Jersey.


Seward was raised in Toledo, Ohio, and moved to Vineland, New Jersey, while he was in high school. He was a 1917 graduate of Rutgers University and a 1924 graduate of Harvard Law School. He practiced law through his 90s. Seward died on September 14, 2008 at age 111 years 337 days from a blood infection that weakened his heart.[1]


  1. ^ Mueller, Mark (15 September 2008). "Rutgers' oldest alumnus Walter Seward dies at 111". The Star-Ledger ( Retrieved 2013-08-14. 

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